THEY'RE BEAMING AT PLEASANT HILL SCHOOL - Students Recognized For "Above And Beyond"


Principal Larry Stinn was beaming, along with his students

Award Presentation (L to R) Board members Joy Starcher, Cynthia Dale, Carlene Frederick, Dr. David Stewart, state superintendent (presenter), Ron Blankenship, county superintendent and Larry Stinn, school principal

It was celebration day at Pleasant Hill School yesterday and principal Larry Stinn and the school's teachers were beaming with pride.

The school was recognized for high achievement by the West Virginia Board of Education and and the Department of Education, part of a statewide West Virginia Achieves Recognition Tour.

The school not only met what educator's call Average Yearly Progress, but it proved "best among peers" and achieved "above and beyond."

County Superintendent of Schools Ron Blankenship said 40% of the Pleasant Hill students scored "above mastery," reaching distinguished levels in reading and math.

Dr. David Stewart, State Superintendent of Schools (pictured left) came to the school to present the award to Principal Stinn. Stinn said "Most importantly the recognition goes to the students and our teachers"

Dr. Stewart praised the school and its students, saying "We want children to achieve and reach their greatest potential. The statewide recognition tour is our way of celebrating school success."

"However, schools that have shown improvement or who have reached other notable standards should get the same pat on the back."

Students recited the Pleasant Hill Pledge, which is dedicated to accomplishing goals.

Pleasant Hill's Student Pledge

Students were recognized for their accomplishments