Slingluff Elementary earned the prestigious
title of Torchbearer School for the second year in a row. It's an honor given
to high-poverty public schools that overcome the odds to become a
Teachers incorporate songs and dances to help students learn vocabulary words, use I pads to teach music and go the extra mile to ensure students are successful. These are just a few of the many reasons Slingluff received this award and it's an honor that's instilling a sense of confidence in students like fifth grader Micaela Lowe. "It makes me feel kind of proud that I am able to say hey, I am going to school where kids care about learning and I'm going to a school that actually counts," said Micaela.
Principal Teresa Davis said passionate teachers, mixed with smart students, backed by a caring community are the reasons for Slingluff's success. Principal Davis will represent the school at a ceremony in their honor on February 19th; which will be held at the Capitol City Club in Montgomery. The ceremony will include dinner with Governor Robert Bentley and a recognition event sponsored by the Alabama Education Association.
Slingluff is also one of eight schools nationally that has been selected as a finalist for the "National Excellence in Urban Education Award."