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Burnside Elementary School Receives National Recognition for Commitment to Empowering Students
Janel Grider

Burnside, KY – Burnside Elementary School announced today that it has been recognized as a 2021-22 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School. It is one of just 282 schools across the U.S. to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Launch. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S. “Our students have had the most wonderful experiences with our PLTW classes. It has become one of their favorite classes. They have learned how to think more critically and learned to work together as a team to solve a problem. We look forward to  implementing this program again next year”, said April Mounce, Principal.  

Burnside, KY – Burnside Elementary School announced today that it has been recognized as a 2021-22 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School. It is one of just 282 schools across the U.S. to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Launch. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S. “Our students have had the most wonderful experiences with our PLTW classes. It has become one of their favorite classes. They have learned how to think more critically and learned to work together as a team to solve a problem. We look forward to  implementing this program again next year”, said April Mounce, Principal.  


The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, Burnside had to have at least 75 percent of the student body participating in at least
one PLTW Launch module and had to offer at least one PLTW Launch module in each grade (K-5) during the 2020-21 school year. 

Studies show that students decide as early as elementary school whether they like, and think they are good at, math and science. Whether designing a car safety belt or building digital animations based on their own short stories, PLTW Launch students engage in critical and creative thinking, build teamwork skills, and develop a passion for and confidence in STEM subjects.  


“We are honored to recognize Burnside Elementary/Pulaski County Schools for their unwavering commitment to provide students with an excellent educational experience despite the last two years having been some of the most challenging in recent history for students and educators across the U.S. due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dr. David Dimmett, Interim President and CEO of PLTW. “Burnside Elementary/Pulaski County Schools should be very proud of their
achievements in unlocking their students’ potential and equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in life beyond the classroom no matter what career path they choose.”

Burnside Elementary is part of a community of PreK-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners across the country united around a passion for providing students with inspiring, engaging, and empowering learning opportunities. For more information about PLTW’s recognition program, visit pltw.org/our-programs/program-recognition.  For more information  on Burnside’s PLTW Launch program, contact Amanda Cox or April
Mounce at 606-561-4250.

 

 

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