GC School Board meeting: Wilkey Elementary students recognized for outstanding test scores

At Thursday night’s Grayson County School Board meeting held at Wilkey Elementary, Wilkey principal Jonathan Williams recognized a multitude of students who last year scored distinguished, proficient or showed great growth in K-PREP test scores.

Williams said 63 percent of last year’s third graders, 97 percent of fourth graders and 92 percent of fifth graders earned distinguished, proficient or showed great growth, which allowed Wilkey to lead all Grayson Count Schools in growth. In total, Williams said 214 Wilkey students scored distinguished, proficient or showed growth in the state-wide assessment tests.

A beaming Williams told the huge crowd that packed Wilkey’s cafeteria that “No one gave them (the students) anything … they all worked hard” for their achievements.

School Board officers selected

Board members also re-elected board Chair Carolyn Thomason, Vice Chair Valeria Hayes-Hicks and appointed Doug Robinson as board secretary.

Erin Embry was again selected as board treasurer.

(Photo: A few of the Wilkey students recognized for academic achievement)

By Ken Howlett, News Director

Contact Ken at ken@k105.com or 270-259-6000