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Local, State, & National Awards for Moreland

Moreland School District continuously strives to achieve academic excellence for all students.  In doing so, our schools have soared beyond what we could have imagined, and continue to excel with our students becoming the ultimate winners.

As we continue to strive toward reaching our strategic goals every day, it is an honor to be recognized for the hard work and achievement reached by our teachers, staff, and volunteers.  A small district with big goals, we are truly a family and community unlike any other.

California Distinguished School Award 2012
Country Lane Elementary School

Country Lane Elementary School has been selected as a 2012 California Distinguished School due to their signature practices of using data to determine instructional focus and their ability to accelerate student learning with flexible grouping. Country Lane has been able to narrow the achievement gap through the use of formative assessments, benchmark data and individualized instruction to ensure that all students are succeeding to their full potential.

Glenn W. Hoffman Award Honorable Mention 2012
Payne Elementary School
Payne Elementary School has been awarded Honorable Mention in the 2012 Glenn W. Hoffman Awards for its program, “Excellence in Academic Performance” which initially originated in an effort to provide each student with data-driven instruction in all academic areas. The results of the program were evident through the growth and consistency of the STAR test results and decrease in the achievement gap ranging from 3% to 41%. The prestigious Glenn W. Hoffman Award honors exemplary educational programs that have a significant impact on student success in Santa Clara County.

2012 Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education Award
Recipient Wendy Johnson
Payne fifth grade teacher Wendy Johnson is being honored with the Goldin Foundation Excellence in Education Award. Wendy has a strong commitment to academic excellence, provides for a nurturing and challenging classroom climate, and is a natural leader. She is a consummate professional, an outstanding educator and a strong role model for new teachers. The Goldin Foundation bases its criteria on educators who play a vital role in society in supporting young people’s growth and preparing them to be adaptable, flexible, creative, and responsive to future societal change.

Payne Elementary School
Nominated for Project Cornerstone
Assets Champion Award
Payne Elementary School was nominationed for the Project Cornerstone Assets Champion Award for their commitment to fostering a positive school climate. One of Payne’s strategic goals stipulates that students, parents, and staff will feel safe, connected, respected, and engaged at Payne School, leading to a shared sense of ownership for school success.

California Distinguished School Award 2011
Moreland Middle School

Every year, the California Department of Education alternates between selecting elementary schools and middle/high schools to be recognized as California Distinguished Schools.  This year, among the 42 middle schools and 78 high schools throughout Santa Clara County, only 3 middle schools will be recognized as California Distinguished Schools, Moreland Middle School being one of them.  Through a robust application process and site visit, Moreland Middle School shined, showcasing among many other successes, their Roadmap to Academic Excellence program.

Glenn Hoffmann Award 2011
Moreland Middle School
Selected in the Accountability and Assessment category, Moreland Middle School was a recipient of the Glenn Hoffman award highlighting exemplary educational programs in Santa Clara County that have a significant impact on student success.  With the belief that “every child is our child,” Moreland Middle School established a school plan with a long-term vision and specific measurable objectives to ensure that all students are academically, emotionally, and socially successful.

The National Magna Award 2011
Moreland School District
One of only three grand prize winners in the Unites States, the Moreland School District was honored at the National School Boards Association Conference for its Academic Excellence for All program initiated at Anderson Elementary School.  Once the lowest-performing elementary school in Santa Clara County, Anderson took on a new approach to teaching strategies in order to improve student achievement.  Four years later, Anderson’s API score rose over 200 points, bringing with it a closeing of the achievement gap, raising test scores for the school’s socioeconomically disadvantaged students and Hispanic students.  Moreland School District was the only grand prize winner in the Western United States.

2011 Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education Award Recipients – Chelsea Armann and Susie Morales
Two highly respected teachers within the Moreland School District were awarded the 2011 Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education Award:  Chelsea Armann, 6th grade teacher at Moreland Middle School and Susie Morales, Preschool Teacher and Enrichment Coordinator at Moreland Child Development Center.  Both Chelsea and Susie were recognized for their excellence, expertise, and demonstrable achievement in education.  The Goldin Foundation bases its criteria on educators who play a vital role in society in supporting young people’s growth and preparing them to be adaptable, flexible, creative, and responsive to future societal change.

2011 California League of Middle Schools Region 5
Educator of the Year – Seema Salgaonkar
Chosen among a large geographic territory, inclusive of San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties, Seema Salgaonkar, 7th grade teacher at Moreland Middle School won the annual California League of Middle Schools Region 5 Educator of the Year Award.  Seema’s energy and dedication toward her students are perfectly aligned with Moreland’s vision of every student succeeding.

The Golden Bell Award 2010
Anderson Elementary School
The California School Boards Association honored Anderson Elementary School at the 31st Annual Golden Bell Awards in the “Bridging the Achievement Gap” category.  Anderson set the bar for closing the achievement gap in Santa Clara County by increasing their API by 206 points in just three years.  Anderson’s “Academic Excellence for All” program uses data-driven instruction to successfully bridge the achievement gap.  The Golden Bell Awards program promotes excellence in education by recognizing outstanding programs in school districts and county offices of education throughout California.  The Moreland School District was the only district in Santa Clara County to win.