"This achievement is the result of many involved efforts," said Cringle.
"I must also recognize the community, particularly organizations such as the [school's Family-School Organization] for their individual and group contributions in helping to create such a wonderful learning community at Morrisonville [Elementary] School," said Cringle. "Lastly, I commend Mr. Ott and his staff for their commitment to excellence and their dedication for ensuring that all students at Morrisonville Elementary are successful learners."
The school will soon be featured on the S3TAIR Project's Web site, www.s3tairproject.org, and be touted as a model school for working with students with disabilities, said Thomas.
"We feel Morrisonville is doing a really great job in a lot of areas," said Thomas. "We would hope that other schools in the area would like to come and visit and take some of the good things that are occurring here and take them back to their school and replicate them there."
Thomas' words of praise struck an emotional chord with Ott, who stated the school will remain committed to serving the needs of its students who he called "a second family."
"We constantly work hard, but we know there's always more to do," said Ott. "There's always more to learn."