Fifteen 4-6 grade students at Granger Elementary rode home from school with new bicycles Thursday for making tremendous gains in reading and literacy during the school year.
The students who earned the bikes, which were donated by Rio Tinto Kennecott, were chosen from each class based on the most DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Literacy Skills) composite growth from the mid-year benchmark to the end-of-year benchmark.
“This is a time to celebrate not only the success of these students, but the entire Granger family,” said principal Amber Clayton. “Out students, staff, parents, and community partners are working together to make sure every student at Granger can read and write at or above grade level.”
As a special treat for all students, RSL midfielder Cole Grossman stopped by to congratulate the bike winners and sign soccer balls and jerseys.
Rosanne Markham says
Congratulations to all the teachers and students at Granger Elementary for their hard work toward achieving this goal. As a system support coach at Granger, I have seen first-hand the focus and dedication toward student achievement from the administration, literacy coaches, leadership team, teachers, and para-professionals. I know these students will never forget this big day and the pride they felt knowing their hard work and achievements paid off.
Amber Clayton says
A bid thanks to you, Rosanne…it really does take a village! Go Cougars!