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Students at Modesto school celebrate being among those to watch

Student body president Elizabeth Romero, left, and principal Isaias Rumayor unveil a California Schools to Watch banner as the students and educators were recognized during a school assembly at Glick Middle School in Modesto, Calif., Thursday, March 28, 2019.
Student body president Elizabeth Romero, left, and principal Isaias Rumayor unveil a California Schools to Watch banner as the students and educators were recognized during a school assembly at Glick Middle School in Modesto, Calif., Thursday, March 28, 2019. aalfaro@modbee.com

Students at Modesto’s Norman N. Glick Middle School took part in a celebration Thursday after their campus was recognized as one of the “California Schools to Watch” by the California League of Middle Schools.

It was the first year of the three-year designation for the school, part of the Empire Union School District. Also recognized was Turlock Junior High School, which is in the third year of its designation.

The program identifies middle schools that are academically excellent, developmentally responsive, socially equitable, and structured for success, the California League said on its website.

Then-State Superintendent Tom Torlakson said in a 2018 news release, “These middle schools teach deeply to standards, assess ongoing student progress, and use data to make decisions. They develop confident and capable adolescent citizens, differentiate instruction for all learners, and provide effective interventions to struggling students and English learners.”

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