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Unprecedented Number of Students Recognized at Auburndale Intermediate

As Auburndale Intermediate School began to prepare for their Trimester 2 Awards Assembly they realized they had a problem. They had too many students that qualified for the award to host only one assembly. The school recently converted their trimester awards to a GPA based Honor Roll system. This change along with a more focused effort on the part of students, families and staff has resulted in 271 students qualifying for either Principals Honor Roll or Honor Roll.

The standard for Principals Honor roll is 3.5 – 4.0 and for Honor Roll it is 3.49 – 4.0. 57% of the students in the school qualified for honor roll. 59% of 8th graders qualified and 55% of 7th graders qualified. The key to the change, according to Principal Ben Sanchez, has been, “intentional instruction, strategic support and intervention programs, improved connections with students and families, and improved school engagement by the students due to elective programs like music, AVID, and STEM. We are thrilled to have this problem!”

The 8th grade Trimester 2 Honor Roll Assembly will be held on March 18th at 1:00 p.m. The 7th grade assembly will be held on March 21st at 1:00 p.m.

Story by Ben Sanchez, Principal