Saline Middle School Students Learns Lessons of Gratitude

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 04/22/2019 - 12:09
Saline Middle School Hornet Council advisors Bridgette Corie and Melanie Hensley reported the undertaking of a program called gifts of gratitude to the Saline Board of Education.

Saline Middle School Hornet Council advisors Bridgette Corie and Melanie Hensley reported the undertaking of a program called gifts of gratitude to the Saline Board of Education.

Students at the middle school endeavored to shine a spotlight of recognition and gratitude on some of the categories of worker in the Saline school system that don't typically receive the same appreciation that teachers and administrators do.

"The gift of gratitude is recognition for people who don't usually get it," Bezeau said.

The effort was inspired by Everyday Superheroes Women in STEM Careers, a book by Emily Twamley and Joshua Sneideman, according to Corie and Hensley.

Students colored and drew superheroes on to pieces of paper and put head shot photos of lunch staff on the bodies. 

For bus drivers, a bulletin board was displayed in the cafeteria from which students could send a message of appreciation to their bus driver. The notes were delivered to each driver.

Students posed for photos with SMS custodial staff. 

Corie and Hensley concluded their BoE presentation by thanking the school board for their service and presenting them with a key-chain with the district's logo on it, making them the latest group to receive the Hornet Council's Gift of Gratitude.

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