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Rep. Lucero honors STMA Middle School

Monday, February 22, 2016

Rep. Eric Lucero, R-Dayton, on Monday presents St. Michael-Albertville administrators, staff and students with a House Resolution honoring Middle School West for earning Reward School status after exceeding rigorous achievement goals the school set for itself. Pictured above in the front row (left to right) are Superintendent James Behle, teachers Ryan Antony and Heidi Leland, Lucero, Principal Andy Merfeld and Assistant Principal Lynn Jennissen. The back row (left to right) includes students Chloe Steinke, Paige McAloon, Chase Chicos, Carter Harrison and Jordan Krupke.


ST. PAUL – Rep. Eric Lucero met with Superintendent James Behle, Principal Andrew Merfeld, Assistant Principal Lynn Jennissen, teachers from the Site Council Executive Board, and students from the Student Council Executive Board on Monday to present a resolution from the House of Representatives honoring Middle School West for being named a Reward School.

“Congratulations to Superintendent Behle, Principal Merfeld, and all the hard working teachers, staff, parents, and students who made this achievement possible,” Lucero said. “STMA is committed to high quality education and become a Reward School demonstrates that commitment.”

In 2012 the STMA School Board set a goal to be in the state's top 15 percent by 2016. In 2015, STMA achieved the top 15 percent ranking with the science achievement ranked in the top seven percent, math achievement in the top 12 percent, and reading achievement in the top 15 percent.

“As an educator myself I understand the importance of helping our children set goals and priorities and then working hard to achieve those goals,” Lucero said. “One of my goals and priorities in the legislature is to continue working hard for equity in education to close the per student funding gap our schools receive in state funding.”



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