HULBERT ELEMENTARY HAS BEEN SELECTED AS A 2012 NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL!!!
Great Job, students, teachers, staff, school board, and administrators of Hulbert Public Schools!
U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION ARNE DUNCAN RECOGNIZES 269 SCHOOLS AS 2012 NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized 269 schools as 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools based on their overall academic excellence or for making progress in improving student academic achievement levels. Secretary Duncan was joined by Arlington Public Schools Superintendent Patrick Murphy for the announcement at Arlington Traditional Elementary School in Arlington, Va.
The Department will honor approximately 219 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 12-13 in Washington, D.C. In its 30-year history, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed this coveted award on nearly 7,000 of America’s schools.
“Our nation has no greater responsibility than helping all children realize their full potential,” Duncan said. “Schools honored with the National Blue Ribbon Schools award are committed to accelerating student achievement and preparing students for success in college and careers. Their work reflects the conviction that every child has promise and that education is the surest pathway to a strong, secure future.”
The National Blue Ribbon Schools award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students’ levels of achievement.
The program recognizes schools in one of two performance categories. The first category is “Exemplary High Performing,” in which schools are recognized among their state’s highest performing schools, as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests. The second category is “Exemplary Improving,” in which schools that have at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds demonstrate the most progress in improving student achievement levels as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests.
Hulbert High School has received the "2012 College Readiness Award" from the ACT Southwest Region for increasing the number of students taking the ACT Assessment over the past five years and significantly increasing their level of achievement and college readiness. In 2012, over 80% of Oklahoma graduating high school seniors took the ACT, which is the predominant college admissions and readiness achievement test in Oklahoma. Only 66 high schools in Oklahoma were honored for this superior level of accomplishment which represents only 11% of all Oklahoma high schools.
We are proud of our students and staff for earning this honor.
This Thursday and Friday are our Parent - Teacher conferences (September 19-20, 2013). We will be meeting parents on Thursday from 3:30 - 6:30 and Friday from 8:00 - 11:00. We look forward to meeting with you!
The 2013-2014 School Year has gotten off to a great start and we anticipate a successful school year.
We at Hulbert Schools believe that focusing on the following four strategies will enhance our student's sucess in the career of their choice:
Relationships- When a student respects their teacher, they will work hard to be successful in that teacher's class.
Relevance- When lessons are relevant to a student's life and career goals, they will be more engaged in the learning process.
Rigor- When a teacher has a good relationship with their students and his/her lessons are relevant to the student's life or career goals, the teacher is able to engage their students in more rigorus curriculum.
Literacy Across the Curriculum- We believe that all students need to become competent in the following literacy goals.
Active Reading- Reading for comprehension and application
Writing- Expressing ideas,concepts and beliefs in a logical manner while backing them up with references
Speaking- Expressing your ideas, concepts, and beliefs in a verbal presentation
Critical Thinking- Interpret charts, graphs, and technical writing in order to solve problems
Governor Mary Fallin and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi announced that Hulbert Public Schools is recognized because 100% of the seniors of the Class of 2012 met Achieving Classroom Excellence requirements. We are very proud of our students, parents, and staff for making this achievement possible.
Spring Break is almost here. Please keep safe and continue to encourage your students to read at least 20 minutes a day during their break.