CLAS Recognizes Schools of Distinction and Announces 2021 Banner Schools

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CLAS Recognizes Schools of Distinction and Announces 2021 Banner Schools

by Alyssa Godfrey, CLAS Director of Communications & Technology | May 09, 2022
CLAS held the annual Banner School Luncheon where 30 Schools of Distinction were recognized and 8 Banner Schools were named.

Montgomery, Ala – May 9, 2022:  CLAS recognized thirty Schools of Distinction across the eight State School Board Districts and announced the 2021 CLAS Banner Schools on Monday, May 9, 2022, during an awards luncheon in Prattville, Alabama. The CLAS Banner School program was created in 2001 to recognize schools in Alabama that showcase outstanding programs and service to students. Each school was nominated for this award by their superintendent with 166 school programs nominated statewide.

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Brewton Elementary School, Brewton City Schools; Brewton Middle School, Brewton City Schools; Chickasaw Elementary School, Chickasaw City Schools; Spencer-Westlawn Elementary School, Mobile County Public Schools were selected as 2021 CLAS Schools of Distinction from State School Board District 1 with Chickasaw Elementary School named as the 2021 CLAS Banner School.

Dale County High School, Dale County Schools; Harry N. Mixon Intermediate School, Ozark City Schools; Knight Enloe Elementary School, Roanoke City Schools; Phenix City Intermediate School, Phenix City Schools were selected as 2021 CLAS Schools of Distinction from State School Board District 2 with Harry N. Mixon Intermediate School named as the 2021 CLAS Banner School.

B.B. Comer Memorial Elementary School, Talladega County Schools; Elmore County Technical Center, Elmore County Schools; Hoover High School, Hoover City Schools; Thompson Middle School, Alabaster City Schools were selected as 2021 CLAS Schools of Distinction from State School Board District 3 with B.B. Comer Memorial Elementary School named as the 2021 CLAS Banner School.

Hillcrest High School, Tuscaloosa County Schools; Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School, Tuscaloosa City Schools; Tuscaloosa Career and Technology Academy, Tuscaloosa City Schools; and Tuscaloosa City Schools Literacy Silver Bullett were selected as 2021 CLAS Schools of Distinction from State School Board District 4 with Hillcrest High School named as the 2021 CLAS Banner School.

Grove Hill Elementary School, Clarke County Schools; Pike Road Elementary School, Pike Road City Schools were selected as 2021 CLAS Schools of Distinction from State School Board District 5 with Grove Hill Elementary School named as the 2021 CLAS Banner School.

Hartselle Intermediate School, Hartselle City Schools; Little Ridge Intermediate School, Fort Payne City Schools; Ohatchee Elementary School, Calhoun County Schools; and Piedmont High School, Piedmont City Schools were selected as 2021 CLAS Schools of Distinction from State School Board District 6 with Piedmont High School named as the 2021 CLAS Banner School.

G.W. Trenholm Primary School, Tuscumbia City Schools; Harlan Elementary School, Florence City Schools; Lauderdale County High School, Lauderdale County Schools; Russellville Elementary School, Russellville City Schools were selected as 2021 CLAS Schools of Distinction from State School Board District 7 with Russellville Elementary School named as the 2021 CLAS Banner School.

Bob Jones High School, Madison City Schools; Challenger Elementary School, Huntsville City Schools; James Clemens High School, Madison City Schools; Sparkman Middle School, Madison County Schools were selected as 2021 CLAS Schools of Distinction from State School Board District 8 with James Clemens High School named as the 2021 CLAS Banner School.

“Congratulations to these wonderful Alabama public schools which provide excellent examples of the significant learning opportunities taking place in public education in Alabama.  Further, the stakeholders at every school are to be commended for striving for excellence daily,” comments Vic Wilson, Ed.D., executive director of the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS).

This program would not be possible without its generous sponsors. LEAN Frog is the program’s keystone partner and foundation partners are American Fidelity Assurance, Classworks, Curriculum Associates, Imagine Learning, and Lathan Associates Architects, P.C. CLAS appreciates its sponsors for the invaluable support of the CLAS Banner School Awards program.

About CLAS: CLAS, the Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools was founded in 1969 by a small group of school leaders to provide targeted professional development and support for Alabama’s public school administrators.  CLAS now serves twelve affiliates representing each type of public school/school system leader.  CLAS provides the framework to connect dedicated school administrators and other successful leaders with a network for professional growth and support.  CLAS is the premier professional learning provider for administrators in public schools in the state of Alabama.

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