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  • Tuesday, April 04, 2006

     

    Metro TALK


    Denim and Diamonds in OPA

    The Orange Hill Restaurant will be the venue for the Orange Park Association Denim and Diamonds Dinner, Dance and Auction at 6:30 p.m. on Friday May 5, 2006. Dancing to the country western band Raining Horses; a live and silent auction; plus cocktails and dinner will all be part of the gala. In addition, the Gary Bandy Award will be presented to the Orange Park Acres Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. Tickets are $45 per person and are on sale now.

    For tickets or ticket information contact
    Bob and Rebekah Tapie at (714) 633-1761.
    For auction items contact Monique McGinnis at (714) 633-2290.
    For more information about the Orange Park Association CLICK ON: http://www.orangeparkacres.org/




    OUSD’s West Orange Elementary School Receives
    Title I Academic Achievement Award


    West Orange Elementary School was one of only 310 schools in California named as a Title I Academic Achievement Award recipient. California has nearly 5,900 Title 1 schools. A total of 338 California schools were eligible for the award this year.

    Title I is part of the 2001 federal No Child Left Behind Act. The Title 1 Achievement Awards recognizes schools that are demonstrating success towards scoring the required proficiency levels on California standardized content tests with disadvantage students. The award goes to schools that score twice the required school wide Academic Performance Index growth target for those students in the socio-economically disadvantaged subgroup for two consecutive years. The winning schools must have at least 40% of its enrolled students from families meeting the poverty index and the school must also meet or exceed their Adequate Yearly Progress goals for two years in a row.

    West Orange Elementary representatives will be honored with the other winning schools at a banquet during the State Title 1 Conference May1-2, 2006 in Costa Mesa. West Orange was the only OUSD Title I school honored.

    For more information on the Title I Academic Achievement Award Program
    CLICK ON: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ti/awardsprogram.aspFor a complete list of winners including the other 22 from Orange County CLICK ON: http://www.cde.ca.gov/nr/ne/yr06/yr06rel31.asp#att



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