Letters to the Editor

Praises Meridian Middle School’s academic achievements

Meridian Middle School was recently named as a School of Distinction award winner for 2014. The award, sponsored by the Center for Educational Effectiveness in partnership with the Association of Educational Service Districts, the Association of Washington School Principals, the Washington Association of School Administrators, the Washington School Directors’ Association and the Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development has recognized Meridian Middle School as in the top 5 percent of schools in Washington that made sustained improvements in student achievement in math and literacy over the past five years.

Congratulations to the staff, students and parents at Meridian Middle School and at Irene Reither Elementary, as this recognition is a reflection of your collective work.

Meridian Middle Principal Jerry Sanderson will be presented with a banner by a representative from the state at the Meridian School District Board of Directors meeting on Dec. 10. The banner will hang proudly in Meridian Middle School as a reminder of this achievement and as a reminder to continue the work of improving student achievement.

Meridian Middle School is one of only two schools in Whatcom County to receive this award this year. Lynden Middle School is the other.

Tom Churchill