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WILSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ACHIEVES THE STATUS OF A GREAT EXPECTATIONS MODEL SCHOOL
(Extensions of Remarks - April 26, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E574-E575]
 WILSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ACHIEVES THE STATUS OF A GREAT EXPECTATIONS 
                              MODEL SCHOOL

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                          HON. KENNY MARCHANT

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, April 26, 2013

  Mr. MARCHANT. Mr. Speaker, I am proud to congratulate Wilson 
Elementary School of the Coppell Independent School District in 
Coppell, Texas for earning the distinction of Great Expectations Model 
School on March 26, 2013.
  Great Expectations is a professional development model organization 
for educators. In order to earn Model School status, ninety to one 
hundred percent of the teachers must successfully implement one hundred 
percent of Great Expectations' seventeen classroom practices. The 
classroom practices are designed to achieve the Great Expectations 
mission to motivate, inspire, and challenge individuals to achieve 
excellence in learning and living.
  Wilson Elementary achieved Model School status within one school 
year. The elementary school was committed to adopting the model in an 
expeditious fashion to enhance the quality of learning for its 
students. In June, 2012, the educators were trained by the Great 
Expectations Institute. In September of 2012, Principal Chris Nester 
submitted the paper work to apply as a Model School and a 
representative from Great Expectations visited the campus for review. 
Meanwhile, throughout the school year, the staff attended numerous 
meetings with the Great Expectations development team, which helped 
achieve the ranking. Additionally, the Wilson students worked 
diligently to follow the principles and expectations of the program.
  Wilson Elementary is one of only five Model Schools in the entire 
state of Texas and it is the first in North Texas. Wilson has become a 
leader in the area, and it is a role model for other campuses to 
implement Great Expectations in the years to come.
  Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the 24th Congressional District of Texas, I 
ask all my distinguished colleagues to join me in congratulating Wilson 
Elementary School on its accomplishment as a Great Expectations Model 
School.

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