“Ready, Set, SHOP!” Dr. David Clark, Chester Community Charter School CEO, yelled in the Eddystone Walmart at 7 am this morning.
Nine scholars, one from each of the nine CCCS buildings, were awarded a $1,000 Walmart shopping spree for having the most growth on their DIBLES, iReady, or PSSA exams in 2018. They had to spend it all in one hour but could pick out anything they wanted! Surrounded by their families, principals, and some siblings looking to sneak some toys in their cart, the scholars eagerly raced down the isles. (Mostly to the electronics section.)
Throughout the month of October, each building held an iReady award assembly. In front of all their fellow classmates, $25 gift cards were given to every student who produced some sort of scale growth, elite status performance, increase in performance, or proficiency in status performance on their DIBLES, iReady, or PSSA exams.
This yearly incentive program was started last year, funded by the school board. Vahan and Danielle Gureghian of CSMI Education Management graciously donated the funding for the Walmart Shopping Spree for the scholars with greatest overall growth. The goal is to reward scholars who are excelling- but also to encourage students to be inspired by their classmates who are being acknowledged so they can receive the same next year.
Walmart Shopping Spree
For more information on the award program, click here.