Wed Nov 26, 2014
Norfolk Public Schools purchased a new computer program called Achieve3000 this year to help students improve reading, reading comprehension and writing skills, aligned to Virginia Standards of Learning.
But the ones making the biggest investments are the children. NPS students have caught "Achieve3000 fever," and have accumulated thousands of points on the reading exercises in the new program.
To honor their hard work, NPS hosted an awards ceremony at Nauticus on Monday, March 25 to celebrate top-performing students at each Norfolk school. Students received medals and a handshake from Superintendent Dr. Samuel T. King.
"They put a lot of time and energy into responding to items that have lots of rigor," said Dr. L'Tanya Simmons, Deputy Superintendent for Operations and School Leadership Development. "They've achieved wonderful gains, and that's what today's program was about, a celebration of learning for their efforts."
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