Mechanicsville E.S. To Receive State Honor - Southern Maryland Headline News

Mechanicsville E.S. To Receive State Honor

MECHANICSVILLE, Md. - Mechanicsville Elementary School has been selected as a recipient of the 2006-2007 Maryland Performance Excellence Award (MPEA).

The Maryland Performance Excellence Award is a useful tool for organizations in education, manufacturing, service, healthcare, small business, and public sectors to assess performance and performance improvement using the Baldrige National Quality Program's Criteria for Performance Excellence. These awards honor Maryland organizations that have made significant improvement toward making Maryland a better place to work and live.

"I know how hard the students, staff, parents, and community stakeholders have worked together to achieve this state recognition," said Principal Barbara Abell. "Our school demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvement, and our community shares the responsibly for advancing our school's mission."

"This is a very prestigious award that recognizes continuous development efforts," said Dr. Michael J. Martirano, superintendent of schools. "We are extremely proud of the staff and students at Mechanicsville."

The level of Mechanicsville Elementary School's award is being kept a secret by the selection committee until the award ceremony to be held Monday, March 12, 2007, at the University of Maryland, College Park. Since 1983, Maryland's U.S. Senators have honored the quality, productivity, and business achievements of Maryland organizations by presenting the Senate Productivity Awards for Maryland. In 1997, the MPEA program added to these prestigious awards by creating the 1997 Maryland Quality Awards—a new and expanded recognition and learning process for leading Maryland organizations. Both the Senate Productivity and Maryland Quality Awards are offered through the MPEA program.

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