SM Announces IB Authorization

December 6, 2012 at 19:50

MSD Editor

Congratulations Spring Mill Elementary!!! Three years ago, Spring Mill joined the MSD of Washington Township on a journey to become an International Baccalaureate World School. This is not a task that is easily accomplished. There have been many hours of hard work by every person that makes up our Spring Mill family; teachers, administrators, the front office staff, the janitorial staff, the cafeteria staff, and most importantly our students! Students have been on a journey to learn about IB learner profiles, attitudes, and units of study. A transformation has been taking place and today we announce to you that it has ALL paid off. This past week, Spring Mill was informed from the International Baccalaureate World Office that our school has become a fully authorized International Baccalaureate World School!! This is great news!

What does it mean for Spring Mill? It very simply means that we continue the superior academic instruction that we teach every day; we continue supporting our teachers with access to the very best training that the International Baccalaureate World curriculum offers, and our students will now be recognized in the education world as students who are being exposed to the high quality standards and rigor for which the International Baccalaureate is known. What is different is that it is now all official. We are now officially authorized and recognized by International Baccalaureate World Schools. Please take a few moments to explore the International Baccalaureate website to get a deeper understanding of where Spring Mill Elementary is headed www.ibo.org

This is an exciting time in the history of our learning community. We hope that you will celebrate along with us, by attending the MSD of Washington Township School Board meeting on December 12th at 7:00 pm, where there will be a formal announcement and recognition. The following afternoon, December 13th from 3-6:00, families are invited to attend the CEC Winter Open House. This is an annual event, and will celebrate this year the amazing accomplishment of IB Primary Years Program (PYP) authorization. Students will celebrate this great news at an upcoming all-school convocation, but until then we hope that you will consider joining us at either one of the district events, planned for Dec. 12 and Dec. 13 at the Community and Education Center located at 8550 Woodfield Crossing Blvd. 46240. We hope to see you there!