On Oct. 9, Modesto's Lakewood Elementary School celebrated an amazing accomplishment. The school received an Academic Performance Index score of 913 -- the highest score in seven counties! Of a possible 1,000 points, a score of 913 shows a remarkable example of hard work and perseverance.
While our principal, teachers and parents hosted a wonderful celebration assembly for the students, there were no representatives from the school board or Modesto City Schools and no coverage from The Bee. In times of nothing but bad news, it seems like a missed opportunity to recognize an accomplishment! These students and teachers worked so hard to reach this goal and they deserve a hearty congratulations. It's past time to give attention to good things that happen around here, especially when it comes from our children. Good job, Lakewood!
MANDY WALSH, co-president, Lakewood PTA