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Goreville School named “School of the Year” by Sam’s Club

Posted October 29, 2015 by Lonnie Hinton in News

Goreville schools have been named the 2015 “School of the Year” by the area Sam’s Club for their outstanding dedication to student achievement by utilizing the integration of their new technology programs, particularly the new 1:1 technology initiative providing Chromebooks to all of their high school students and utilizing mobile learning labs in the elementary and junior high.

“We are humbled and honored to be recognized by Sam’s Club for what we do and the teachers should be very proud that all of their hard work is not going unnoticed,” said Jeri Miller, high school principal. Along with the award, all teachers at both Goreville Elementary School and Goreville High School will receive $25 gift cards to buy materials to use in their classrooms.

Phil Julian of Sam’s Club presents Dr. Steve Webb with the Sam’s Club School of the Year award.

Phil Julian of Sam’s Club presents Dr. Steve Webb with the Sam’s Club School of the Year award.

“Goreville schools have and continues to be one of our partners that we constantly see using innovative practices to enhance their school’s teaching and learning,” said Sam’s Club marketing director Julie Garret, “We are pleased to show our gratitude and our appreciation for their efforts.” Walmart stores, distribution centers and Sam’s Club will donate over $4.5 million to schools across the United States in recognition of outstanding achievements.

“We are proud to honor our community’s teachers, who give time and often their own money to ensure our students have everything they need to be successful throughout the school year,” said general manager Phil Julian. “At Sam’s Club, we are dedicated to supporting our nation’s teachers by providing support and resources needed to continue educating the future leaders of our community.”