Julia Bare and Nate Sears introduced the Terrific Kids program to Artondale School teachers on August 27, 2010.
represents the following achievements:
The program takes the letters in TERRIFIC
and applies an acronym each month, such as "T" which will represent Thoughtfulness.
Teachers in each of the 22 classes then select two students from each class who will be recognized over the PA system and have their picture taken, which then hang in a special Terrific Kids display in the front lobby of the school. Students learn to set and achieve goals and compete only with themselves--not with other students in the class.
Approximately 44 students are honored each month and at the end of each trimester these students (138+/-) are honored at a special recognition gathering in the Artondale School's multi-purpose room.
Students receive an award certificate, bumper stickers for mom's and dad's vehicle, and a special recognition prize.