September 24, 2008 > Washington High School celebrates 'Up Yours'
Washington High School celebrates 'Up Yours'
Testing for progress in basic academic skills has become an important measure for schools, teachers, administrators and students. STAR (Standardized Testing and Reporting) results are designed to judge how well students respond to basic subject instruction in English-language arts, math, science, and social science. Although the relevance of this testing is a topic for heated debate in the education community, schools are required to adhere to STAR testing and are judged by the results.
Fremont's Washington High School was recently informed of its stellar performance in last year's STAR testing. As a result, on Friday, September 12, lunch was special event for students. Hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie dogs, games and revelry was the fare of the day. Seth Neumann, Associated Student Body Vice-President helped organize the event, "Up Yours," as students celebrated an increase in Washington's Academic Performance Index of "an astonishing 29 points." This increase was more than any other high school in the Tri-City area and a party was in order!
Not only do the Washington High School Huskies know how to perform on STAR testing, they know how to have a good time as well. Congratulations!