Heritage Academy Completes First School Year


By Andrew Reed

Jerome, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The final bell rings for the 2011-2012 school year at Heritage Academy. This meant the first completion of a year being a falcon for students and staff members.

Principal Randy Reddington said, "It's student led, so it gives kids the opportunity to develop their own talents and abilities."

With only one year in students have taken on projects throughout the community.

Principal Randy Reddington said, "Cleaning up fairgrounds, beautifying the school, recycling projects, music projects. Some students created a school song.”

Principal Reddington said, he's also very happy with test results.
Reddington said, "Well over eighty percent of our kids appeared to have been proficient on the ISAT, as far as the state testing goes."

Learning is top priority for students but for two fourth graders, it's also about learning outside the classroom.

The highlight of the year for Jadrian Spencer was the book fair.

Jadrain Spencer a fourth grade student said, "It was fun because you could buy posters and books and things like that which you could learn more and more about."

Rylee Smith enjoyed getting out and about going on class field trips.

Rylee Smith a fourth grade student said, "One was to pick out a pumpkin and then the other two I remember was we went to Boise."

With multiple students going through the school, each person will come out with a different life learning experience. It’s one year down for Heritage Academy but many more to come.

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