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Kim Re-88 Earns Accredited with Distinction Honors and both Kim Elementary and Kim Undivided Schools Earn John Irwin Awards

posted Mar 27, 2019, 6:39 AM by Samantha Yocam

Kim Re-88 Receives CDE Awards Back to Back

On March 6, 2019, Mrs. Samantha Yocam attended the School and District Performance Awards for 2018 in Denver at the Colorado Department of Education. The District received the "District Accredited with Distinction Award which is "given to school districts that earn 80% or more of the points on the District Performance Framework." The DPF measure student academic performance, growth in academics, post-secondary and workforce readiness and closing of any educational growth gaps.

The Kim Elementary and Kim Undivided Schools also both received John Irwin Awards. The John Irwin Award honors schools that "demonstrate exceptional academic achievement over time." To earn this award, a school must achieve the Exceeds expectations rating on the Academic Achievement indicator of the School Performance Frameworks. This award reflects exceptional performance in Math, English Language Arts, and Science.

The District received these three awards in 2017 also. Recognition of the hard work and dedication of Kim's students and the staff by the State Board of Education, the Governor's office and the Department of Education is evident.  During the awards ceremony Dr. Katy Anthes, Commissioner of Education spoke, all districts and schools that received awards were announced with representatives from the districts shaking hands with and being congratulated by the Commissioner and five members of the State Board of Education. After the announcement of all 355 awards, representatives picked up their banners and posed for pictures. CDE served lunch for all in attendance. There were a total of 185 schools that received the John Irwin Award, and 24 districts received Accredited with Distinction status. There are 178 districts in the state. Only 13 percent of districts achieved "Accredited with Distinction" honors.

Congratulations Kim Re-88 for these prestigious awards!