MANCHESTER, NH – Parker Varney Elementary School students and faculty were assembled May 4 to receive the surprise news that their school was named New Hampshire’s top elementary school as part of the annual Excellence in Education Initiative program.
New Hampshire public schools that meet high standards of excellence and can serve as representatives of the many excellent schools throughout the state. Each year, one secondary school, one middle school, and one elementary school are chosen to inspire and motivate others throughout the state.
About the Excellence in Education Awards:
It is the purpose of the New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards Program to recognize New Hampshire schools and individuals who meet high standards of excellence. The criteria used in selecting outstanding individuals to be honored are determined by their sponsoring organizations.
The awards for the outstanding elementary, middle, and secondary schools are determined by criteria developed by the New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards Board of Directors and applied by selection committees composed of experienced New Hampshire educators and community leaders. The committees study school applications and assess schools through on-site visitations. Only one school at each of the three levels may be recognized each year, although no schools may be recognized if there are not applicants of sufficient merit. The selection committees determine if schools deserve recognition as schools of excellence, and the winners are announced at the annual New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards Celebration.
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