1450 Herndon, Clovis, CA 93611-0599
(559) 327-9000; Fax (559) 327-9099
February, 15 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kelly Avants, Administrator, Communications & Board Relations
Phone: 559-327-9092 Fax: 559-327-9099
Granite Ridge celebrates model school designation at Feb. 15 event
WHAT: As one of only a handful of California schools selected as a 2011 Schools to Watch, Granite Ridge Intermediate School will host a community celebration today. The award is sponsored by the California Middle Grades Alliance, which includes the California League of Middle Schools, California Department of Education, and other statewide educational organizations.
The school received recognition as a School to Watch for implementing replicable practices focused on academic excellence, responsiveness to the developmental needs of young adolescents; fair and equitable education for all students; and organizational processes and procedures that foster and sustain academic growth. Granite Ridge opened in 2007 and was first eligible to apply for the Schools to Watch honor in 2011. Clovis Unified is now the only school in the state with every one of its intermediate schools designated a School to Watch.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
WHERE: Granite Ridge Intermediate School
Willow and International Avenues
2770 E. International Ave.
INTERVIEWS Student participation in the recognition celebrations, Board Member from the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grades Reform, Parents and Staff will be available for interviews.
For more information, contact Kelly Avants, Director of Communications at 559-327-9092 or 559-217-5138 during the event.