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Thursday, December 11, 2008

AEW...A Week to Remember

R. L. Young had a fun-filled, busy American Education Week during the month of November. The activities included an essay contest, Grandparent Breakfast, Retired Employees Luncheon, and the Celebration 08.

The Essay Contest Winners were as follows: Kaitlynn S., Sam M., Sam T., and Dajour E. The judges had a difficult time deciding among all of our talented writers. All essays were shared during the program planned especially for the grandparents.

Our school was pleased to treat many of our faculty and staff members to lunch, including Susan Ray, Pauline Limbaugh, LouAnne Allen, Amanda Calhoun, and Diane Hobbs. We felt it was fitting to have them eat in the HARDWORK CAFE since they had served at Young for many years. Memories were shared and they also toured the school to see the many changes. We hope more employees will be able to attend next year!

Grandparents hold a special place in of the hearts of R. L. Young students, faculty, and staff. the school was delighted to sponsor a breakfast in their honor. We served around 120 guests and enjoyed their company. Our lunchroom staff cooked up a wonderful meal while the Ambassadors and PTO President Alicia Holbrook helped our guests. After breakfast, Grandparents received the royal tour of the school and watched a program performed by our talented 4th graders, under the leadership of Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Bailey.

The Celebration 08 was a new event at Young. It allowed us an opportunity to reward and recognize hard work during the state testing which occurs each spring. The test results along with attendance determines if a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress. We wanted to let the students know how much we appreciated their hard work. Students that improved at least 5 percentile points from last year OR those who scored at 80% percent or higher were treated to an ice cream sundae. They selected their own toppings and enjoyed talking to their friends.

On hand to help with the celebration was Mr. Jemison, Mrs. Nunn, and Mrs. Foster. Mrs. Deese, counselor at Young met with all 4th -6 th graders prior to the Celebration to discuss their test results, help them discover their strengths and weaknesses, and decide on a game plan for next spring's testing. We are proud of their hard work and effort. Thanks to our PTO for picking up the tab for this event.

Mrs. Foster helps serve up the treats!

A quality education is a top priority at R. L. Young and we appreciate the opportunity to serve your children!

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