Two BISD schools receive honor from Apple
Sunday, 06 January 2013 by Keith Bahlmann
Belton ISD Superintendent, Dr. Susan Kincannon, announced today that South Belton Middle School and Belton New Tech High School @ Waskow have been selected as Apple Distinguished Schools for the 2012-2013 school year.
Both campuses were invited to apply for this award this past October.
Dr. Kincannon received the notification from Stephanie Carullo, Vice President, Education, for Apple.
"Both campuses join 87 schools that Apple is recognizing nationwide as exemplary learning environments and centers of innovation, leadership, and educational excellence," said Ms. Carullo. "Administration and faculty have exhibited the five best practices of an Apple Distinguished School: visionary leadership, innovative learning and teaching, ongoing professional learning, compelling evidence of success, and a flexible learning environment. We applaud schools such as South Belton Middle School and Belton New Tech High School @ Waskow who advance the mission of providing a learning environment that supports the way students live and how they want to learn, ensuring that all students are prepared for future success in work and life."
A presentation will be made by Apple at a future school board meeting.
"South Belton Middle School and Belton New Tech High School @ Waskow are deserving of this special distinction," Dr.Kincannon said. "Our teachers are to be commended for their commitment to learn new instructional approaches while integrating technology into instruction. The work that they are doing with our students serves as a model of excellence for others and we couldn't be more proud."