Thursday, December 12, 2013

Day 66 - Celebrating Academic Achievements

Today's post is from English teacher Kate Schilling

2013 marks my fourth year at MWHS, and I am proud to be a part of the Westonka community. I graduated from college in the spring of 2009 at the height of the recession. Needless to say, teaching jobs were scarce, and the prospects for getting a job near my family in the Twin Cities seemed slim. Landing a job at MWHS has been a true blessing--it’s a rare gift to have your first job be at a school where you can envision spending your whole career.

One of my favorite parts of working at MWHS is being part of the Celebrations Assembly Committee. This dedicated, creative crew of teachers coordinates quarterly assemblies that celebrate the hard work of our students. Each quarter, students can earn chances to win fantastic prizes through a number of personal accomplishments, including being on the A honor roll, improving their GPAs, having perfect attendance, and embodying good citizenship. Along with the students, the community gets excited about celebrations assemblies too. Generous donors contribute the prizes so that we can recognize what our kids do well, and that is a remarkable thing.

MWHS and the Westonka community encourages our kids to do what’s right for themselves and their school. We honor our kids’ dedication in a public format because their achievements are worth talking about, worth recognizing, and worth celebrating! 

December 6th Celebration Assembly Video.
(Unfortunately this video will not play on mobile devices.)

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