By Kayla Carter
School spirit rang through the halls of Happy Valley Elementary School on Monday during a pep rally honoring the school’s second consecutive straight A achievement on its annual state report card.
Director of Schools Kevin Ward, Assistant Director of Schools Peggy Campbell and Carter County Mayor Leon Humphrey attended the event to congratulate the students and their teachers.
“I want to thank each and every student and member of the faculty and staff,” Ward said. “I’ve been doing a little bit of research and I have yet to find another school that has been able to do this two years consecutively.”
The report card, which is based on test scores from 3rd and 4th graders, measures every school in the state’s growth each year.
“What’s the highest grade you can get in a class?” HVES Principal Dale Potter asked students at the beginning of the pep rally.
“A!” the students responded excitedly.
Potter said the straight A academic achievement scores were in all the tested subjects, which are math, English, science and social studies.
In the value-added growth category, increased scores were 10.4 in math, 6.9 in reading, 6.9 in science and 9.7 in social studies, Potter said.
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