‘Leaders & Legends’ night celebrated at West Park Academy

West Park Academy Leaders and Legends Night

By Jessie Schoonover

West Park Academy held its second annual ‘Leaders and Legends Night’ from 6 to 7 p.m. on October 30th.
A total of 60 students were honored during the ceremony.
“In order to be here tonight,” West Park Academy Principal Michael Jaissle, said, “it came down to how students performed on state achievement tests.”
“It is the result of a lot of hard work that students and staff put in day-in and day-out in West Park,” he said, adding the support and commitment of students’ families played a humongous role, also.
“I’m hoping next year we honor 70… 75… 80 (students), and just keep going from there.”
The tests students received evaluations for included ELA (English Language Arts), Math, and Science.
To be named to the 2017-18 ‘Legends and Leaders’ list, a student had to score ‘proficient’ or higher on one or more of the AIR Assessments (American Institutes for Research).