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Raymond School District has a new focus on college readiness

February 26, 2016

The Raymond School District is promoting College Readiness to their students at a young age.

Staff at Raymond Elementary said in a release that they believe that every child deserves the opportunity to be educated in a way that prepares them for college. The hallways have been filled with college pennants as well as the graduation year for each grade.

Individual classrooms have each adopted universities and display college decorations throughout the building and rooms. A number of universities have sent boxes of items, and the students are taking their education much more serious.

The staff said that they are thrilled with the positive changes they have witnessed since they made a college education a focus.

The students and staff enter the building every Monday wearing their college bound shirts ready to learn. They want every child to participate and cost is often a factor that will keep that from happening.

Thanks to the Raymond Schools Foundation and Raymond PTO, now every student receives a “College Bound” t-shirt at no cost to the families.

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