in Roseville has been re-designated as a “California School to Watch” – Taking Center Stage Middle School.
According to Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District, this is not the first time Silverado Middle School has received this designation. The school was first designated in 2003, then again in 2006 and 2009 and now for 2012. Silverado is one of only three schools state-wide to receive this honor four times.
What does being a “School to Watch” mean?
Simply, it means that it’s a model for other schools. Other middle schools throughout the state will visit Silverado to see first-hand how the school excels in successfully educating students.
"These middle schools teach deeply to standards, assess ongoing student progress, and use data to make decisions,” State Superintendent Tom Torlakson said in a release. “They develop confident and capable adolescent citizens, differentiate instruction for all learners, and provide effective interventions to struggling students and English learners."
In a newsletter message to parents, students and staff, Silverado Middle School Principal Priscilla Rasanen said the title followed a 32-page written application that focused on four areas: academic excellence, developmental responsiveness, social equity and organizational structures and processes.
Silverado Middle School will be recognized in February 2012 at two Sacramento events, the California Middle Grades Alliance Luncheon and the California League of Middle Schools Conference. All schools receiving this recognition will also be invited to attend the National Schools to Watch Conference held in Washington, D.C., in June 2012.
For more information about the “California School to Watch” program, visit the website here.