“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.
Chester Community Charter School officials gathered to honor second and third grade scholars with perfect attendance for September and October as well as some of the people responsible for this achievement – families and bus drivers!
The students, their families and the drivers were treated to a full breakfast made by East B staff to encourage continue their daily attendance. CEO Dr. David Clark addressed those gathered to thank them for being part of the “CCCS Family,” and for their commitment to education. Each driver received a certificate of appreciation. Curiosity Hall Principal Timika Mills presented a pin to each student and their parent for the achievement.
Congratulations to the Lions of the Month at Kindness Hall! Students were recognized for their academic and behavior success as Principal Sharon Watkins presented pins and certificates while faculty, family and fellow students cheered them on.