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Page B-l, The Tuskegee News, July 27, 2000, g# lee Public School honored Don Siegelman, second from right, and State Board of Education member Mary Jane left, recently presented the Governor's Academic Improvement Award to representatives Public School of the Macon County School District for improving from Academic Academic Clear during the past school year. From left are: Caylor; Alfred Randolph, pres- of the Macon County Board of Education (MCBOE); Kathleen Knight, teacher at Crowell, teacher at TPS; Gov. Siegelman; and Stanley Gray, MCBOE member. Public principal Joseph Asberry was out of town and unavailable for the photograph. Washington Public School honored Washington Public School moved from Academic Caution to Academic Clear status this past scho0[ year and recently received the Governor's Academic Improvement Award from Gov. Don Siegelman,: far right, for that improvement. From left are: Mary Jane Caylor, a member of the State Board ot' Education; Alfred Randolph, president/chairman of the Macon County Board of Education (MCBOE); Virginia Daniels, teacher at WPS; Stanley Gray, member of the MCBOE; Monica Powell, teacher at MCBOE; Washington Public School principal Doris Coleman; and Gov. Siegelman. D,C. Wolfe of the Macon County School District was also honored for its improvement. Macon schools honored for academic improvement Siegelman recently issued his Award for Academic Improvement to from across the state that raised their status above the previous year. He pre- Governor's Academic Improvement 11 schools that moved from Alert 2 to status. The awards are the result improvement during the 1999-2000 school year. the schools honored from the Macon ~chool District were Tuskegee Public, Public and D.C.Wolfe. State Superintendent of Education Dr. joined Siegelman for the ceremony at Capitol. School principals and superin- received the awards on behalf of the faculty and staff of each school. months we have changed education for the better and we have changed forever," Siegelman said. in my State of the State Address, we will reward teachers, principals and schools that succeed. We will give them the tools they need, but in exchange, we will demand real account- ability and results. "Today I want to congratulate the students, teachers, principals and superintendents of schools that are being recognized for academic achievement, and I challenge you to build on your success next year. Alabama is proud of you." The State of Alabama recently was cited by the Fordham Foundation as being one of five states in the nation with the highest standard for aca- demic accountability. The Governor's Award for Academic Improvement provides grants from $2,000 to $5,000 to help schools that meet and exceed those standards. The governor's program rewards $2,000 for increasing academic status by one step, $3,000 for increasing academic sta- tus by two steps and $5,000 and a Governor's Academic Improvement Trophy for schools that improve three steps. Additionally, $5,000 will be awarded to schools that improve test scores each year for three consecutive years while on clear status. On June 22, the Alabama Board of Education released the SAT 9 scores to determine the aca- demic status of Alabama's 1,272 schools and 128 school systems. The data indicated that'Alabama has the highest test scores ever. The number of clear schools is up and the number of alert schools is down. FoodSource signup continues FoodSource is a community-based, self-help program, which builds communities through community service and the distribution of a monthly food package. FoodSource is available to everyone. If you eat, you qualify! Anyone can participate in FoodSource by paying $19.50 for a standard unit, or $29.50 for a premium unit (more meat), and by pledging two hours of ser- vice to the community. The Macon County RSVP FoodSource sign- up for Au st i, Jly.Aug 11 < SVP!] Office). fit The food will be distributed on Aug. 26, from!t| 5-7 a.m. at the Macon County Courthous~,.~ Annex Building (located across from Vaughn'S: Feed Store and Alabama Exchange Bank:: drive-thru window). For further information please contact the;; Macon County Retiree And Senior Volunteer: office at 724-2605 or ?24-2606... i~: I if Former Prescription Robinson's ~~!~!/~ ~ii~iii~I~I ~i~~ i :~i~ ~~! -Charge Account's -Free Delivery -10% Sr. Citizen Discount -We accept Visa, Mastercard, Amer. Express, and Discover Cards. -Drive Thru Window 209.D -Phone Cards -U.P.S. Service -Fax -Notary Public -Money Orders -We Redeem Pharmacy Coupons From All Other Stores , /wy -EBT Machine -Free Gift Wrap -Hunting/Fishing Licenses -We Bill Insurance Plans, Including Medicare, for Diabetic & Medical Supplies. -All Greeting Cards 99.