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10 years AYP for Lamar Reese

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The last day of school is always a time to celebrate, but at one elementary school in Dougherty County today, there was added incentive. Lamar Reese School is celebrating it's 10th year of making Adequate Yearly Progress. And it's the only school in the county with that distinction.

Here's what Principal Dr. Valerie Thomas said about the distinction, "It's more than reading, writing and doing arithmetic, you've got to have an expectation for high standards for our children and that's part of what we do.  Most importantly, we love our children, we work hard to make sure that they excel so we go over and beyond to make sure they know they are valued, they know they are loved they are worthy, they are blessed and I am so humbled to be a part of this team.  We have been so fortunate to have faculty and staff that work so hard together as a team and that really show the children how much they love them. Blessed. Extremely blessed."

All of the students and teachers were wearing matching t-shirts. Those were paid for by community supporters.


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