Riverside earns Great Expectations Model School status

Article from the El Reno Tribune

Riverside School has been named a Great Expectations Model School.

Riverside Superintendent Lisa Derryberry said the GE achievement will be celebrated by the school at a May 8 gathering. The celebration is set for 1 p.m., and the community is invited to attend.

The Great Expectations Program, founded in 1991, is a research-based educational reform model that brings change and innovation to schools.

The program represents an approach to learning that empowers teachers to expect and get the best from students and rekindles the excitement of discovery among both students and teachers. The goal is to push everyone to greater achievement, said information provided by Riverside.

The basic principles of the program include high expectations for students, a learning climate based on mutual respect between student and teacher, student self-esteem, a belief that all students can learn, positive teacher attitude and highly skilled and knowledgeable teachers who inspire and enable students to achieve success.

There are GE model schools in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Michigan and South Carolina.