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Perry Middle School Recognized for Academic Progress
      The Perry Local School District is pleased to welcome Ohio State Board of Education member and District 7 Representative, Ms. Sarah Fowler as she presents Perry Middle School with the 2017 Momentum Award. Ms. Fowler will tour classrooms and speak with students on Tuesday, January 30th.
 
Sarah Fowler Presents Perry Middle School with the Momentum Award, accepting the award is Middle School Principal Robert Knisely.      The Momentum Award is awarded annually by the State Board of Education and recognizes schools for exceeding expectations in student growth for the year. Schools must earn straight A’s on all Value-Added measures on the Ohio School Report Card.

      A Value-Added model measures how much progress a group of students has made relative to the expectation of progress. A group could be all the students in a particular district, a school or classroom, a specific subject, or individual grade or year. The expectation of progress is based on how the individual students performed on average compared to other students just like them across the state.

      In addition, the school or district must have at least two Value-Added subgroups of students, which would include gifted, lowest 20% in achievement, and students with disabilities.

      Perry Middle School is among eight Lake County schools to receive the prestigious award.

      Ms. Fowler represents portions of Lake and Summit Counties, along with all of Ashtabula, Trumbull, Geauga, and Portage Counties. She is a homeschool graduate and has taught hands-on skills to small classes of adults and children in the United States and Mexico. Residing on a small farm with her family in Northeast Ohio, she currently works in her parents’ business doing graphic design, sales and marketing, and bookkeeping.