April 2, 2013
Principal Kyle Freeman
ORCAS ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL
Congratulations! ORCAS ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL is a recipient of the 2012 Washington Achievement Award.
Washington Achievement Award winners are selected using the Washington Accountability Index and criteria in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver. The award is given to elementary, middle, high and comprehensive schools in seven categories: overall excellence, language arts, math, science, extended graduation rate (high and comprehensive schools only), closing achievement gaps and high progress (Title I eligible and participating schools only). ORCAS ISLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL is being recognized for: Overall Excellence in Math and Science. On April 30 we will celebrate your achievement at an awards ceremony hosted by Kentwood High School in Covington (invitation to follow). If you are unable to join us at Kentwood, you will receive your award from your local Educational Service District at a later date. We hope you will visit OSPI’s web site to learn more about the Washington Achievement Awards, including details on the Washington Achievement Index and the criteria for selection. OSPI’s Statewide Recognition Coordinator Hilary Seidel is organizing the awards ceremony in collaboration with the State Board. You will receive more details from her within the week, but feel free to contact Hilary at Hilary.Seidel@k12.wa.us if you have any questions about the award or the ceremony before then. Again, we congratulate you on this achievement. Your staff, students, parents and community can take pride in joining this distinguished group.
We hope to see you on April 30!
Randy I. Dorn, State Superintendent of Public Instruction and
Jeff Vincent, Washington State Board of Education