Stamford Public Schools (SPS) announces that for the eighth consecutive year, Cloonan Middle School has been named a School of Distinction by College For Every Student (CFES).
According to CFES, this honor recognizes the development and execution of an exemplary plan for CFES Scholars and the entire school in the CFES core practices of Mentoring, Leadership Through Service, and Pathways to College and Career. In order to be considered for the School of Distinction title, a school must meet a strict set of criteria, including implementing programs for the entire school and involving Scholar families in activities. Achieving CFES School of Distinction status is a collaborative effort with the goal of celebrating Cloonan and the CFES program success and strengths.
Cloonan’s CFES program is led by Assistant Principal Laureen Mody. Cloonan comprises some 560 Scholars in grades 6, 7 and 8 from diverse economic and cultural communities. Cloonan scholars wrote a pledge that they recite every morning to remind themselves that, “I’m not done learning, and I’m not done growing.”
“Cloonan Scholars are exceptional in their commitment to developing and maintaining an environment and school-wide culture where academic achievement and empowerment is celebrated,” said Rick Dalton, CFES President and CEO. “Cloonan Middle School Scholars are an excellent example of the power of positive peer pressure to make their school a better place and to prepare themselves and their peers for college and career.”