(From left to right): Massachusetts Dep. of Education Elementary & Secondary Education Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley with Bates Principal Toni Jolley, Hardy Principal Charlene Cook, Hardy 5th grade teacher Meghan Sjosted, and WPS Superintendent Dr. David Lussier at the Statehouse ceremony.
Two Wellesley elementary schools were recently honored by the Commonwealth for high academic achievement. Katharine Lee Bates Elementary and John D. Hardy elementary were named 2018 Massachusetts Schools of Recognition at a Statehouse ceremony on Friday, June 7.
Bates and Hardy are among 57 schools across the state receiving this distinction, which recognizes the efforts of teachers and students for high achievement, high growth and significantly exceeding their targets.
Bates was recognized for high growth and achievement on the 2018 MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) tests. Hardy was recognized for high achievement and exceeding standards. The school awards were initially announced in September 2018.