Considering the past 2 years, our students have been through the ringer. They have missed out on precious opportunities and activities. So, when we were told that our students had an opportunity to attend the Dogwood Festival, we jumped at the chance. We were treated to the best educational exhibits that we have ever gotten to participate in, and thanks to an amazingly generous donor, all of our students were able to enjoy the rides for 2 hours. Our students had one of the best days ever!
Our Student Council recently challenged each homeroom to bring in supplies for the Raleigh County Animal Shelter. The students generously donated so many items that we were able to give over 300 bags of food, bowls, toys, leashes, and other supplies to multiple groups. The animals thank you!
Three students from our school have been chosen to attend Youth in Government this year. Those students are Iain Furman, Kylie Simmons, and Thomas Wikel. Of course, this would be dependent on the current situation with Coronavirus in the state at that time, but still, it is quite an honor that these 8th graders have been chosen to do this.
Even when we had to teach remotely, our students still shone in various ways. So, we had Rad Rebels Teams meetings every Friday at 11:00 during that remote time. On these meetings, Ms. McBride gave students important information and updates about school, and teachers gave students shout-outs. We have had lots of Rad Rebels recognized so far, and we look forward to recognizing more as we are continuing this tradition while we're back in school.
Our counselor, Karissa Harold, and our CIS worker, Becca Thomas, organized an "appreciation station" where students and teachers could stop by and tell someone what they appreciate about them. Sometimes, it just helps to know that others are noticing the little things that you do!