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Monday, March 27, 2017

Irving School Earns Exemplary Status


DERBY- The  Connecticut  Association  of  Schools  is  proud  to  announce  that  Irving  Elementary School  has  been  certified  for  Exemplary  School  Climate  Recognition.  Irving Elementary School joins a handful of Connecticut schools also holding the designation.

The  administration  and  faculty  at  Irving  Elementary  School  completed  a  rigorous  self-assessment  examining  27  areas  of  school  practice  such  as  curriculum,  integration, collaborative  decision-making,  parent  and/or  community  involvement,  and  flexible grouping  and  scheduling.  An  evaluation  team  from  the  Connecticut  Association  of Schools then visited the school to verify and validate the assessment. 

Mrs.  Jennifer  Olson,  Principal  said,  “Creating  a  welcoming,  safe,  and  supportive  school
environment has been the foundation of our turnaround work at Irving School over the
past 5 years.  We have a school culture rooted in respect---for ourselves, each other and
our  school. We  believe  that  relationships  matter,  and  our  team  has  worked  hard  to
create  a  sense  of  belonging  and  pride  in  our  school. This  distinction  from  the
Connecticut Association of  Schools  is a tremendous honor for  Irving School, and brings
attention  to  the  hard  work  and  dedication  of  our  staff,  students,  parents  and  the
community.”
 
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Matthew J. Conway, Jr. said “This is fantastic
news and a very well deserved distinction and recognition of the hard work, attention to
detail and continuous efforts to build and sustain a welcoming, engaging culture for our
families.”
 
Irving  Elementary  School  is  being  awarded  a  framed  CAS  certificate,  a  three-year
exemplary school climate designation, and recognition on the CAS website.  As a service
to  other  schools  wishing  to  improve  their  climate  practices,  award  winners  welcome
inquiries and visitors.
 
(This is a press release from Derby Schools)

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