Edwardsville students celebrate improved grades with new program
Students in third, fourth and fifth grades at Edwardsville Elementary are celebrating their success in the school’s first ever Bring Up Grades or BUG program.
BUG is a program designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades and maintain, or continue to raise them, from one grading period to the next. This is the first year the program has been in place at Edwardsville Elementary.
Fifth grade teacher Magan Harrell said the Bring Up Grades program has motivated students to take control of their own learning. It celebrates student achievement and builds student leaders. An award ceremony was held Wednesday for 28 Edwardsville Elementary students to recognize their hard work.
The BUG program is sponsored by the Edwardsville/Bonner Springs Kiwanis club. After completing the program, kids are able to move on to the Builders Club in middle school and then join the Key Club in high school. Each level of participation is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club.