School on the Move Invitation
The Sumner has been invited to apply for the School on the Move Prize AGAIN!!! We are very excited to be one of eleven schools invited. This year we are going to take the big $100K prize because we are the best!
For a 2nd year we have been invited to apply for the School On The Move Prize! We are very honored to have this opportunity, not just once, but twice! The invitation is solely based on our growth in our MCAS scores. We are a Level 1 school! This year, 11 schools have been invited to apply. The application process is based on our efforts to increase our MCAS scores. The intention of the top prize of $100,000 is for the winning school to continue the work they have been doing, and $20,000 of the award is to be used to distribute their best practices to other schools.
In 2012, of the 128 Boston Public Schools, only 10 were invited to apply. We made it to the top 3. We did not end up winning the larger award of $100,000, as a top finalist we did receive a prize. Just to be invited is an honor.
EdVestors (http://Edvestors.org) is the sponsoring agency. It is one of the few opportunities where schools doing well receive money to continue their work. If we make it through the application round, which we are confident we will, there are two interviews in the fall. One with a small group of teacher leaders and Ms. MacCuish, and the second is a site visit with multiple teacher groups. Our first invitation year, we also included a parent (Andrea Lesser-Gonzalez) from our Family Engagement Strategic Planning Group.