One of the Bethalto schools that failed to meet Adequate Yearly Progress standards in 2012 has been recognized for its achievements in another area. Wilbur Trimpe Middle School has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for the 2012-2013 school year for its implementation of cutting-edge Apple technology to nurture literacy, critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration.

Marie Vickers of Apple Inc. presented the staff of Wilbur Trimpe with a plaque and banner at last night’s monthly board meeting. She says that this recognition rewards the implementation of technology and also reflects the quality of the instructors in the Bethalto School District.

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Vickers also says that Trimpe is one of fewer than 50 schools across the country to earn this honor.

In other business, the board voted to accept a bid proposal for fiber optic point-to-point data circuits from Charter Communications and to enter into a 60 month contract with Charter for those services. The board also amended the school calendar to reflect the two snow days last week, setting May 24th as the last day of school in the district.

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