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TFMS Named 2012 School of Distinction

Twin Falls Middle School (TFMS) has been honored with a 2012 "School of Distinction" Award for outstanding improvement in student achievement. The School of Distinction Award represents the top 5% of highest improving schools in our state.

Award-winning schools must show sustained improvement in reading and math achievement over five years. This year's assessment included scores from the Measurement of Student Progress (MSP) exams for grades 3-8, and for grade 10, the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) in reading and End-of-Course (EOC) exams in math.

Twin Falls Middle School is one of 24 middle/junior high schools in Washington State to receive this 2012 recognition, along with 54 elementary schools and 19 high schools.

"I am so proud of our hard-working staff and supportive parent community for their unwavering commitment to ensure the every student learns every day," said Twin Falls Middle School Principal Ruth Moen. "This award provides nice validation that our intervention/enrichment programs, and intentional teaching team collaboration, are working to ensure that we are identifying and addressing the needs of all our students -- helping them reach where they need to be."

The 2012 School of Distinction Award is presented by The Center for Educational Effectiveness, Association of Educational Service Districts, Association of Washington School Principals, Phi Delta Kappa-Washington Chapter, Washington Association of School Administrators, Washington State ASCD and the Washington State School Directors' Association.

Twin Falls will be recognized at an upcoming award ceremony hosted by the Puget Sound Educational Service District on January 24, 2013.