This year is my 22nd year in education. It is a blessing to spend my days at this beautiful community school in the spectacular mountains of Western North Carolina. My drive to work is full of beautiful landscapes. My school is kindergarten through fifth grade, with fewer than 150 students. Our families are full of pride but times are difficult and some students are considered homeless.
We may be small, but our dreams are big.
The community is deeply invested in the education and nurturing of each student. Economic status does not provide a barrier to learning; instead, it provides a challenge this school accepts on a daily basis. With your help, we can give these deserving students everything they need!
Our school is a PBIS school. We use the PAWS acronym to help with whole school behavior. PAWS stands for Practice Respect, Act Responsibly, Work Together and Stay Safe.
This year, we are recognizing students who model the PAWS behavior.
Students are recognized weekly and their pictures are placed on the special "PAWS"itive Shout Outs bulletin board. We would like to use the requested Scholastic credit to purchase books and STEM activities for these terrific students. We would like to reward their positive behavior with something educational and also fun.
Other students will see these books and STEM activities and it is our hope they will be encouraged to model the PAWS behavior.
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