Silver Cup Awards
Each year since 1998, the Board of Trustees has presented Silver Cups to schools that have developed outstanding community projects. Community On-Campus Silver Cups honor schools that had exceptional success in encouraging volunteers and community members to participate “on campus.” This year’s winner is Stults Road Elementary for their partnership with Episcopal Church of the Ascension. Their volunteers mentored students, participated in a Read-A-Thon, donated more than 530 books, taught parent education and ESL classes, and boosted teacher morale by redecorating the teacher’s lounge and providing encouragement and gift certificates throughout the year.
An honorable mention certificate went to Richardson Terrace Elementary.
Community Outreach Silver Cups honor schools whose students and staff have demonstrated exceptional effort in reaching out to their community through volunteering, training, partnerships or other activities. This year’s winner is Dobie Primary for their service over the course of nine years to more than 800 families in their community. This service specifically involves the Family Literacy Center which helps adults learn how to assist their children in reaching their full potential as learners.
An honorable mention certificate went to Lake Highlands Freshman Center.
These coveted awards recognize schools for their TAKS results through the perspective of continued academic growth, especially with subpopulations of economically disadvantaged and non-predominant ethnic groups in each school.
Six schools were extremely close to meeting all criteria, and for the third year, Honorable Mention certificates were presented. Patti Kieker said, “Their achievements are definitely worth noting and we are pleased with the positive direction they are headed.”
Those schools receiving honorable mention certificates for Superintendent’s Medallions are:
- Audelia Creek Elementary
- Bowie Elementary
- Jess Harben Elementary
- J.J. Pearce High School
- Spring Creek Elementary
- Springridge Elementary
This year, 15 schools met all the criteria necessary for medallion status.
Congratulations to Superintendent Medallion winners:
- Aikin Elementary
- Apollo Junior High
- Dartmouth Elementary
- Mohawk Elementary
- Northrich Elementary
- O.Henry Elementary
- Richardson Heights Elementary
- Richardson High School
- Wallace Elementary
- Yale Elementary
This year, five of those 15 schools received Gold Medallions for four consecutive years of earning Medallions. They are:
- Brentfield Elementary
- Canyon Creek Elementary
- Math/Science/Technology Magnet
- Parkhill Junior High
- Prairie Creek Elementary