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Weaverville Elementary Earns Beacon Award for Reading
Weaverville Elementary Earns Beacon Award for Reading
Posted on 05/28/2021
Weaverville Elementary was one of 237 schools nationwide selected in May to receive a 2020-2021 Beacon Award from Imagine Learning.Featured Photo: Third-graders in Mrs. Peggy Morgan's class accept the Imagine Learning Beacon Award on behalf of Weaverville Elementary.

By: Benjamin Rickert
BCS Communications Dept.

Weaverville Elementary was one of 237 schools nationwide selected in May to receive a 2020-2021 Beacon Award from Imagine Learning, a provider of digital literacy and curriculum tools for over 16,000 K-8 schools. Mrs. Peggy Morgan’s third grade class accepted the award on behalf of their school.

The Imagine Learning adaptive reading application is used by numerous area schools, and Weaverville Elementary was chosen with consideration of students’ time spent reading and high pass rates for assessments. This school year, Weaverville students read for about 60 minutes each week using the application, which personalizes reading activities to each student’s needs.

“I’m proud of our students and teachers for their hard work and efforts in utilizing this program this year,” said Principal Heidi Allison. “It has helped us throughout virtual learning, as well as when we transitioned back to face-to-face learning. We’re excited to see the student growth.”

According to Imagine Learning May 3 press release, schools and students selected for the Beacon School Award exemplify the spirit of the Imagine Learning partnership through consistent program usage and best practices in program implementation.

The award and school banner was presented on Friday, May 14, by Imagine Learning Education Success Manager Rebecca Cobbledick. Associate Superintendent Susanne Swanger joined the class for the special presentation.

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