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Sedalia Democrat (Newspaper) - August 31, 2015, Sedalia, Missouri Issue 243, volume 147 breaking news at monday August 31,2015 a 50$shum High school a cows nation raring by Hope Leech with a week of classes completed the staff and students at Smithton a i schools Are settling Back into their Normal routine. This year is not quite a typical year for the District though As the students in grades seven through 12 have been awarded a Bronze ranking from . News and world report As being one of the nations outstanding High schools. A i was thrilled when i was Given the news a superintendent or. Matt Teeter said. A i give the credit to the students staff and patrons of the District who made this Teeter who is in his first year As superintendent at the school said the award signifies the District has been working hard to provide the Best opportunities for the student body. A it truly takes everyone to make a school like Smithton what it is a Teeter said. A that starts from the top Down with a Board of education who is very involved in the Community to having others in the District who Are willing to devote their time and efforts to develop the school into a Complete learning to obtain the National rank ing . News partnered with North Carolina based Rte International a nonprofit social science research firm that looked at multiple factors in determining its rankings. A a great High school must serve All students Well not just those who Are College bound a according to information supplied by . News. A the school must be Able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show it is successfully educating its student body across a Range of performance to determine How Well a school ranked Rte looked at the schools performance on the math and Reading parts of the state assessments and the degree that the schools were preparing the students for College level work. A we offer several dual credit classes and it classes and we Are fortunate to have staff members who Are teaching the classes not Only for our students but for other districts As Well a Teeter said. A the District has a Strong foundation in the Basic courses we offer but we look at the providing classes to Challenge All our students and not just those who Are College Smithton typically scores above the state and National average in All standardized testing but it is an area where Teeter sees there can be improvement. A the award is something to congratulate ourselves on a Teeter said. A but we do have the Opportunity to improve and to help with that plan the District is currently working on developing its comprehensive school improvement plan. The clip plan will be used to guide the school in Many aspects from budgetary matters to building and grounds improvements and curriculum. See Smithton 13a hispanic festival slated for september by Faith Bemiss september is National hispanic heritage month and a Celebration of hispanic culture traditions and food is slated for downtown Sedalia the second sunday of september. The Sedalia hispanic heritage festival is being organized by Gabriel Estrada Cecilia Sotelo and Luis Pereira All second generation Sedalia hispanics. Estrada and Sotelo both said thursday that Sedalia a hispanic Community began arriving in the late 1990s with Many of that generation unable to speak English. Since that time the Community As grown substantially and their children the second generation Are involved in the Sedalia area attending the schools voting becoming business owners or working in area industries. A a they be done an event similar to this in the past a Estrada said. A a it a just never been As big and As Well planned As what we re trying to do. Its basically just been within the hispanic Community like word of Mouth. 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