South Side Elementary School In Worland Is Named One Of The Best In The Nation

U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced on Wednesday, September 28 that South Side Elementary School in Worland has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School. South Side is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor. 
Schools are nominated for the award by the state department of education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools may apply for status as Exemplary High Performing—among the top schools in a state—or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing—schools making the fastest progress in the their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.  
Principal Wade Sanford and Building Leadership Team Chairperson Kari Ferree will represent South Side at a two-day awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on November 7 & 8, to celebrate their hard-won achievements.
For more information about South Side please contact the school office at 307-347-3306.  For more information about the National Blue Ribbon Schools program, please visit

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