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2014 California Distinguished School Award
On June 9, 2014, Principal Linda Creighton along with Ashley Guilliot, School Counselor, Teacher Courtney Maury, and Superintendent Maurice Ghysels traveled to Sacramento to receive the Distinguished School Award for Laurel School. State Superintendent Tom Torlakson presented the award. 

This accomplishment is a clear reflection of the collective dedication of the entire Laurel community and the extraordinary efforts of the school's teachers, support staff, administration, parents and students. Our entire District is extraordinarily proud of the high honor conferred by the State of California on Laurel School and we believe that it proves what we have known all along about the greatness of the entire Laurel School Community. 

Laurel School Honored with a 2014 Kent Award: 
Laurel School was awarded the J. Russell Kent Exemplary Program Award in May, 2014 for the school-wide implementation of social-emotional teaching through the Life Skills Program. This San Mateo County award acknowledges innovative programs that achieve extraordinary success serving students over a multi-year implementation.  The District congratulates Laurel School for this fine accomplishment.

Laurel School Honored with a 2009 Kent Award:

Laurel School was awarded the J. Russell Kent Exemplary Program Award on May 11, 2009 for the program entitled: Laurel School's Differentiating Instruction: Academic Growth for All.  This San Mateo County award acknowledges innovative programs that achieve extraordinary success serving students over a multi-year implementation.  The District congratulates Laurel School for this fine accomplishment.


2008 California Distinguished School Award

On May 16, 2008, Principal Nancy Hendry, Assistant Principal Linda Creighton, Teacher Kristin Gracia and Superintendent Ranella traveled to the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim to receive the Distinguished School Award for Laurel School. State Superintendent Jack O'Connell presented the award in a ceremony for all successful public schools, In an evaluation process that included an 8 point rubric, Laurel School earned a score of 7.8.




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