10/22/10 Menominee Elementary has been awarded a high performing grant for $25,000 after being named one of the top seven Title I schools in the state of Indiana. This is the second year in a row that Menominee has been in the top group.

The Indiana Department of Education Title I office identifies the top Title I schools each year by reviewing student achievement data and adequate yearly progress data. Those schools identified are then given a telephone interview and a panel of judges makes on-site visits.

To be considered, schools must have at least 40 percent poverty rate.

Principal Michael Dunn credits his entire staff for the success of the school’s progress. Dunn said, “It is truly a distinction for the staff and students to be nominated a second time for the Title I Distinguished School Program.

Dunn added, “The real celebration is seeing the success of each student in reading every day.”

Superintendent Dan Tyree said, “Menominee teachers and the entire staff should be recognized for their hard work and dedication.” Tyree said, “We know that what we’re doing is great for kids.”

Carol Anders Correspondent