– “Three Thurston schools will get help improving”
“Three Thurston County schools landed on the states list of under-performing schools and will receive additional funding and support to try to make improvements, according to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Rainier Elementary School was listed as priority because of its reading and math test scores during the past three years.
Tenino Middle School and Yelm Middle School were listed as focus schools because they fell below the states bar for reading and math scores by the subgroup of students receiving special education services,” quoting Lisa Pemberton in The Olympian.
“Yelm High School teacher Teacher Ed Bergh facilitates a spirited yet well-reasoned class round table discussion on the landmark Roe V Wade abortion ruling during their American government class in 2012. That’s when Bergh was honored as the Washington State Civics Teacher of the Year. He recently won Washington State History Teacher of the Year, and is in the running for a national award.”
Photo credit: Steve Bloom, The Olympian
– Ed Bergh, Washington History Teacher of the Year
“Mr. Ed Bergh has been awarded the 2014 Washington History Teacher of the Year. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, HISTORY, and Preserve America are honored to celebrate the outstanding work that you do in the classroom.
Congratulations! You are the 2014 Washington History Teacher of the Year. The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, HISTORY, and Preserve America are honored to celebrate the outstanding work that you do in the classroom. A panel of teachers, administrators, and academics from your state chose you for your use of primary documents in the classroom, the level of inspiration that you provide to your students and your career achievements in education. We thank you for engaging students with dedication and creativity,”: quoting Yelm Community Schools.
Yelm High School Principal Brian Wharton reports that Yelm High School will receive a donation for school’s as part of the award.