Robinson Elementary Challenge Award

Robinson Elementary has been awarded the Challenge Award for 3rd Grade Reading Achievement on the 2015 state assessments. The Confidence in Education Task Force administers the Challenge Awards program, which recognizes Kansas schools that are making a notable difference in student achievement despite facing significant challenges in their school population. On Friday, February 5, 2016, the Challenge Award was presented to the third grade teachers Katie Crowdis and Leah Meckel along with their students from last year, who are now in 4th gradeThe dignitaries attending the award ceremony included the following: Bill Rinkenbaugh, Augusta Board of Education Vice-President; Matt Childers, City of Augusta Mayor; Ty Masterson, State Senator; Jim McNiece, State Board of Education Member; Don Shimkus, Kansas Association of School Boards; Dr. John Black, Supt., & Holly Francis, Asst. Supt.  The 3rd grade class at Robinson Elementary was one of the eight 3rd grade groups from across the state of Kansas to receive the award. Way to go, Roadrunners!

Official 2016 Challenge Award State News Release

Back: Don Shimkus, Kansas Association of School Boards and Bill Rinkenbaugh, Augusta Board of Education Vice-President
Front: Matt Childers, Augusta Mayor, Senator Ty Masterson, State Senator, and Jim McNiece, State Board of Education Member

Principal Greg Taylor

Augusta Board of Education Vice-President- Bill Rinkbaugh 

Matt Childers- City of Augusta Mayor

State Senator-Ty Masterson

Don Shimkus- Kansas Association of School Boards

Augusta Superintendent- Dr. John Black

Jim McNiece, State Board of Education Member, Leah Meckel, 3rd Grade Teacher, Katie Crowdis, 3rd Grade Teacher, and the 4th grade students

Jim McNiece, State Board of Education Member, Leah Meckel, and Katie Crowdis