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Brantley holds celebration

By Robert Hudson

The Selma Times-Journal

The faculty at Brantley Elementary School welcomed parents and students to campus Thursday to celebrate the school’s recent academic accomplishment.

The Brantley PTO (parent-teacher organization) held its first meeting of the year to celebrate the school making its 2010-11 Adequate Yearly Progress objectives.

Brantley Elementary School principal Melissa Milligan said the meeting was used as a means to celebrate the school’s academic achievement.

“We had our PTO AYP celebration because Brantley worked very hard last year,” Milligan said. “This is our first one of the year and we wanted it to be a celebration, because we did make AYP this year, for our teachers and students and for the parents.”

AYP is a measurement that allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine how public schools around the country are performing academically according to standardized testing results.

A school that makes AYP has produced good test results.

Students of Ally Eiland and Rose Smith’s sixth grade classes also performed skits, and prizes were awarded to help celebrate the accomplishment.

“We just wanted to give them a special one and that’s why we had dinner and provided them with door prizes,” Milligan said.

The PTO also elected a new president, vice president and secretary at the meeting.

“We discussed our Pride Survey results that the sixth graders take and we elected new officers and told them about several new fundraisers we’re going to have this year,” Milligan said.

Milligan said the new officers will help Brantley continue to do great things.
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