The Indiana Department of Education recognized the 200th Promising Practice in honor of Indiana’s bicentennial today. The Promising Practices program identifies high-quality education practices and wrap-around services in schools and communities throughout Indiana. During today’s Statehood Day celebration, the Department recognized 31 programs.
“Great schools are the backbone of strong communities,” said Glenda Ritz, Indiana’s Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Through the Promising Practices program, the Indiana Department of Education honors Indiana’s bicentennial by highlighting high-quality educational programs and wrap-around services. That is why I am honored to recognize more than 200 Promising Practices today that are positively impacting our schools and our state.”
The Promising Practices initiative was developed by Superintendent Ritz in 2016 in honor of Indiana’s bicentennial year to recognize 200 programs focused on ensuring that all students have access to a quality education and wrap-around services. In addition to publicly recognizing selected schools, each promising practice is shared across the state as an example of best practices that have a positive impact on Hoosier students.
Over the past twelve months, the Department recognized more than 200 Promising Practices in Indiana schools. Today’s programs were recognized in the areas of school safety, research-based practices, climate and culture, family and community engagement, quality wrap-around services, and student-centered programming.
A list of the Promising Practices recognized today can be found below.
|School Corporation||School||Promising Practice|
|Duneland School Corporation||Liberty Elementary School||School Closet|
|Elwood Community School Corporation||Elwood Elementary School||Toddlers to Grade Two|
|Evansville Community School Corporation||Districtwide||School @ Home with a Twist|
|Fort Wayne Community Schools||Districtwide||Refugee and Immigrant Home Visits|
|Fort Wayne Community Schools||Districtwide||Identifying High Ability Students|
|Franklin Township Community School Corporation||Arlington Elementary School||Counseling - Camp Care a Lot|
|Greater Clark County Schools||Bridgepoint Elementary School||Read & Feed|
|Greater Clark County Schools||Greater Clark County Preschool||Preschool Education|
|Greater Clark County Schools||River Valley Middle School||Summer Scholars Program|
|Greater Clark County Schools||River Valley Middle School||Fantastic Fridays|
|Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation||Jac-Cen-Del Elementary School||Family Learning Nights|
|Kankakee Valley School Corporation||Kankakee Valley Intermedia School||School Safety on Field Trips|
|Mississinewa Community School Corporation||Districtwide||EPIC|
|MSD Decatur Township||Stephen Decatur Elementary School||Supporting the Whole Child|
|MSD Washington Township||Districtwide||The North Central HS Learning Center|
|MSD Wayne Township||Chapelwood Elementary School||A-Mazing Community Partnerships|
|MSD Wayne Township||Westlake Elementary School||Culturally Responsive and Equitable Learning Environments|
|Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation||Districtwide||International Exposure to Students|
|North West Hendricks School Corporation||Districtwide||Going Beyond Enrichment|
|School City of East Chicago||Districtwide||Connecting with Families and Communities|
|School City of Hammond||Abraham Lincoln Elementary School||Cool Dads Read|
|School City of Hammond||Columbia Elementary School||The Morning Meeting|
|School City of Hammond||Donald e Gavit Middle/High School||The Blueprint for College Readiness|
|School City of Hammond||Kenwood Elementary School||Kids Hope Mentoring Program|
|School Town of Munster||Districtwide||Raising the High Ability Bar|
|South Bend Community School Corporation||Brown Intermediate Center||The Bison-Pilot Project|
|South Harrison Community School Corporation||South Central Middle School||212 Awards|
|Tri Creek School Corporation||Districtwide||High Ability Math: The Poetry of Logical Ideas|
|Warsaw Community Schools||Warsaw Career Center||Increasing Female Engineering Participation|
|West Clark Community School Corporation||Silver Creek Primary School||Minds in Motion Maze|
|Western Boone County Community School District||Western Boone Jr-Sr High School||Technology Enriched AP Courses|
Additional information about the Promising Practices program is available on the Department's website.