Glenn Duffy gives May Pawsi­tive Awards

The Weekly Vista - - School -

Glenn Duffy El­e­men­tary stu­dents in Gravette at­tended the monthly Rise and Shine assem­bly. Staff and guests cel­e­brated as Glenn Duffy stu­dents were rec­og­nized for class and in­di­vid­ual awards.

The PAWS Pro­gram in­cor­po­rates char­ac­ter ed­u­ca­tion and pos­i­tive be­hav­ior into the school com­mu­nity. Each month, PAWS skills are cho­sen and dis­cussed in class­room guid­ance in re­la­tion to char­ac­ter ed­u­ca­tion. The school staff al­ways watches for op­por­tu­ni­ties to en­cour­age stu­dents for ex­cel­lent char­ac­ter, be­hav­ior, or ef­fort.

The char­ac­ter word for this month is “per­se­ver­ance.” This is de­fined as con­tin­u­ing with a job un­til it’s done. Part­ners from Ozarks Com­mu­nity Hospi­tal in Gravette led dis­cus­sions about the char­ac­ter word. Amanda Git­tlein, OCH mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor, in­tro­duced Jes­sica Bolin, Gravette clinic ad­min­is­tra­tor, Ashley Stone, pe­di­atric nurse practitioner and Tay­lor Hol­land, pe­di­atric speech ther­a­pist. To­gether, they men­tioned that there are many ob­sta­cles in a child’s life, such as learn­ing to read, play­ing a new sport or even break­ing a bone. It is per­se­ver­ance and de­ter­mi­na­tion that will help a per­son be suc­cess­ful in th­ese life sit­u­a­tions. Prac­tice makes per­fect.

This month’s so­cial skill is shar­ing. Steps to prac­tice this skill in­clude:

• De­cide what you want or have been asked to share;

• Look at the per­son who wants you to share;

• Ask if some­one would like to share with you; and

• Make room for the per­son to join you and share with them.

Many other Glenn Duffy El­e­men­tary stu­dents were rec­og­nized for class­room PAWS awards, Ter­rific Kids, or Box Top awards. It’s been a great 2017-2018 school year for our stu­dents.

For more in­for­ma­tion about school as­sem­blies, go to

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PAWS grade-level stu­dents of the month for May are Bella Allen (left), Kyn­gston Traxler, Kaylee McCaslin, Isa­iah Cordeiro, Kenji Vang and Ava Brown.

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