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End of the Semester

As first semester of 2008 comes to a close, I wanted to share with you an idea our principal, Jesse Acosta, has initiated. This is an idea that you might want to share with your principal to start second semester at your school.

As you enter our administration offices, Mr. Acosta has displayed the Wall of Fame. This consists of students that have won awards or have been honored. Under each category is a photo of that student. The following are displayed: National Junior Honor Society, District Choral Festival Selection, AR Millionaire Club (students that have read at least 1 million words), Rosette Winners-Best of Show, State Fair Art Winners, Spelling Bee Winners, Paradise Valley Silver Trowel Lodge #29 Essay Contest, PV Silver Trowel Bike Winners, and my personal favorite-Read 180 "100 Club" (these are my students that have made at least 100 points in the Scholastic Reading Counts, by reading books and passing quizzes). This semester I have 15 students that are in the "100 Club"-the most ever in one semester.


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I hope all of you enjoy your break and Happy Holidays to everyone!

Comments

Tama Martin

Congratulations to your "100 Club" students! I love the idea of the Wall Of Fame. Students really love being recognized for their accomplishments.

Lynn Lane

All you ideas are incrdible! Your passion for the individual student is absolutely commendable. You are an example to all educators! Keep up the good work, and keep sending the ideas!

Kelli Bradley

This is an excellent approach to making students feel proud of their accomplishments. Thanks for sharing and have a very Merry Christmas!

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