Archived Board Recognition
Water Valley School District
January 9, 2017
Students at Davidson Elementary School were recognized at Monday night’s school board meeting for achieving top scores or showing the most improvement on i-Ready, the Adaptive Diagnostic Assessment used in the school district to determine strengths and weaknesses for each student. The group included (from left) Taylor Weekley, Ryen Ashford, Anthony Telford, Cooper Lyle, Cohen Hart, Parker Avant, Alijah Pegues and Levi Bryant. See below to see the students’ accomplishments.
Also recognized at Monday’s school board meeting for achievements on i-Ready testing were (from left) Reid Burress, Emma Hendricks, Jazmin Stewart, Louisa Tatum, Colby Maynor and Jaelyn Isbell. See below to see the students’ accomplishments.
Reading Top Score: Taylor Weekley, 433
Math Top Score: Amelia Romberger, 399
Most Growth Reading: Jonathan Bravo, +119 points
Most Growth Math: Amelia Romberger, +63 points
Reading Top Score: Cooper Lyle, 573
Math Top Score:Cooper Lyle 501
Most Growth Reading: Anthony Telford, +109 points
Most Growth Math: Ryen Ashford, +53 points
Reading Top Score: Caspian Coughlin, 575
Math Top Score: Cohen Hart, 463
Most Growth Reading: Kadence Blankenship, +138 points
Most Growth Math: Austin Turner, +38 points
Reading Top Score: Parker Avant, 588
Math Top Score: Levi Bryant, 487
Most Growth Reading: Melvin Barnes, +125 points
Most Growth Math: Alijah Pegues, +45 points
Reading Top Score: Reid Burress, 634
Math Top Score: Auston Hughes, 505
Most Growth Overall Math and Reading: Nicolas Raines, +48 points in Math, +91 points in Reading
Most Growth Reading: Marshall Phillips, +87 points
Most Growth Math: Calicia Hutchins, +45 points
Reading Top Score: Emma Hendricks, 658
Math Top Score: Jazmin Stewart, 518
Most Growth Reading: Sean Potts, +120 points
Most Growth Math: Louisa Tatum, +32 points
Reading Top Score: Jaelyn Isbell, 658
Math Top Score: Madison White, 532
Most Growth Reading: Colby Maynor, +106 points
Most Growth Math: Casey Telford, +45 points
Water Valley state chess champions were also recognized at Monday’s school board meeting. The group included (from left) coach John Person, seventh grade champion, Hayden Eubanks; eighth grade champion Matthew Dunn and 10th grade champion, Bennett Stevens. (Not pictured is Coach Sim Ramirez)
Water Valley High School is proud to announce that we had not one-not two-but THREE State Chess Champions.!
Hayden Eubanks – 7th Grade State Chess Champion
Matthew Dunn – 8th Grade State Chess Champion
John Bennett Shaw – 10th Grade State Chess Champion
The chess team was begun by Mr. Sim Ramirez. Mr. Ramirez is assisted by Mr. John S. Person, who also dedicates his personal time each week to work with these boys. We would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his considerable investment in our students.
This is a remarkable accomplishment for ANY school – but particularly a school of our size. Congratulations to these boys, their families, and their coaches for representing not only our school but also our community so well with this wonderful achievement.
Water Valley School District Business manager Randy Goodwin (right) was recognized by State Auditor Stacey Pickering following a clean audit report. Presenting the certificate of achievement on behalf of Pickering was school trustee Pierce Epes. The audit department reported there were no material findings, weaknesses or internal control exceptions in the school district’s most recent audit.
Water Valley School District
544 Market Street
Water Valley, Mississippi 38965
Phone: 662-473-1203 • Fax: 662-473-1225