Canton R-5 students log lofty score on Annual Performance Report

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Feb. 16, 2019 10:20 pm

CANTON, Mo. -- The Canton R-5 School District recently learned its students logged a 99.2 percent score on the 2018 Annual Performance Report issued by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

"I am extremely proud of our entire K-12 team," said Superintendent Jesse Uhlmeyer, who reported on the results at last week's School Board meeting.

"This APR score reflects the hard work and dedication our teachers and administrators engage in daily as they strive to increase academic rigor, enhance curriculum, and continually improve classroom instruction and student learning," he said.

The APR score is based on a variety of factors, including academic achievement, college and career readiness, attendance, graduation rate and achievement by subgroups, such as students with disabilities.

Uhlmeyer said the APR score provides a practical tool for the Board of Education, administrators, and teachers to identify strengths as well as areas of focus within a district.

"The 2018 APR score clearly shows that our students, parents, and faculty are committed to the mission and vision of our school district," Uhlmeyer said. "Canton R-5 continues to provide its students with a high-quality education, through a continuous focus on our core belief that all students can learn."

In other action at the meeting, the board amended the 2018-19 school calendar to accommodate the inclement weather days that were used so far this year.

The board approved using Feb. 15, Feb. 18 and March 1 as additional make-up days. The last day of school will be May 24.

The board also voted to extend the contracts of Dan Priebe, the high school principal, and Stephanie Eaton, the elementary school principal.