As of Friday, Plainview Elementary is one of three Great Expectation schools to achieve Model School status for seven years in a row.

 


As of Friday, Plainview Elementary is one of three Great Expectation schools to achieve Model School status for seven years in a row.


“I’m very proud of our staff and our students and our patrons. It’s a team effort to maintain Model School status,” Principal Lisa Moore said. “I’m proud to serve as principal in a school where everyone is dedicated to children.”


At an assembly Friday, Ardmore Vice Mayor John Moore proclaimed Friday Plainview Primary Day, and Rep. Pat Ownbey presented citations from the Legislature and governor.


Great Expectations mentor Regina Farquahar once again presented the official Model School flag.


Teachers received plaques and roses for their hard work, and students received refreshments and certificates of their own.


“We just celebrated all day,” Moore said.


Great Expectations is a program that teaches good manners and citizenship. Model Schools are ones where at least 90 percent of the teachers are implementing Great Expectations practices.


Moore said constant self-evaluation has helped Plainview maintain its status over the last seven years.


“Every year, we self-evaluate ourselves a lot, because you always have to look at what you can improve and what can be stronger,” she said.


Staff attend workshops throughout the year to learn about the Great Expectations program and improve their methods.


“They’re just a very dedicated group of people who are always trying to improve,” Moore said.


The implementation and maintaining of the Great Expectations has had a positive effect on the school.


“Our achievement test scores have risen steadily since we became a Model School. We have maintained a 1500 API, and teacher instructional strategies have improved,” Moore said. “It has helped tremendously in our building to focus on students and focus on education.


Jennifer Lindsey
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