By Jamie Wiggan
The Montour district has been awarded the EVERFI Champion Seal in recognition of its “exemplary commitment to whole-child education” through digital programming.
A press release issued by the district says the honor is reserved for less than 5% of the nation’s top performing schools.
“At the Montour School District, our core values provide us with the tools necessary to achieve a whole-child approach to learning and teaching,” Superintendent Christopher Stone said in the statement.
EVERFI is a digital education organization promoting rounded education objectives through curriculum design and networking tools. Curriculums offered by EVERFI emphasize life-skills concepts such as financial literacy, social and emotional learning, and career readiness.
According to EVERFI’s website, the Champion Seal “honors and elevates the visibility of those school districts meeting high standards for student wellness and whole-child education, and serves as a signal of this commitment to their communities.” Servicing the communities of Robinson, Kennedy, Thornburg, Pennsbury Village and Ingram the Montour district has a total enrollment of around 2,900 students.
“This recognition acknowledges our dedication to transformational change in the interest of equity and the well-being of all students,” according to the release.