PRESTONSBURG- During a celebration at Prestonsburg High School on Monday, the Floyd County School Board announced that it had been named a “District of Distinction” once again. Floyd County Superintendent Henry Webb congratulated staff members and students during the celebration. Several schools received top honors in the state. Prestonsburg Elementary School received a score of 80.9 making it a School of Distinction; High Progress School. On Wednesday, Prestonsburg Elementary School rewarded its students.
Prestonsburg High School Principal Brent Rose and PES Vice Principal Shawn Ousley are proud of their staff and students. In an effort to motivate students and show their appreciation, both principals promised students if they did well on state achievement test, they would do something special for the students.
“We know it is a team effort to achieve the results we received and without our amazing staff preparing interesting lessons for our students, and our student’s willingness to learn, pay attention, and succeed, none of us would be celebrating,” said Brent Rose, Prestonsburg Elementary Principal. “We allowed students to vote and they wanted to see us mud wrestle and that is exactly what we did.”
Prestonsburg Elementary students and staff gathered on the playground to watch the fun event. Each principal walked out to music with Ousley taking on the persona of Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Sixth grade students from the middle school were brought over to watch the fight since their scores contributed to the school’s success of being named a School of Distinction.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506