Gutsy ugly sweater entry

We don’t know if Paisely Tate Williams’ ugly sweater  won the recent contest or not, but she won a lot of smiles – even from her “ugly” principal, Jarrett Cook, at Carterville Elementary School.

Students of the Month learn showing gratitude and being generous

Carterville Elementary School

Carterville Elementary Students of the Month for November focused on gratitude, learning ways they can show gratitude by: recognizing what others do for me, being thankful, appreciating what I have, returning kindness, and appreciating the people in their lives. (FRONT) Rhemy, Forrest, Bryce, Coco, Skylee, Asher, Jameson. (BACK) Back Row: Lillyan, DeAngelo, Lewis, Lillian, Shiloh, Kynley, Aryana. – Lauren Thompson photos.

In the month of December Carterville students focused on what it means to be generous. They learned they can can show generosity by: not expecting anything in return, being a good person, giving out compliments, sharing their time and talents, offering to help, being encouraging, being kind and sharing personal items. (FRONT) Scout, Hadley, Gabe, Keaton, Marlee, Madelyn. (BACK) Cooper, Landon, Cohen, Gentry, Dallas and Sterling.

Mark Twain Elementary School

November’s GameDay assembly at Mark Twain Elementary featured students who demonstrated the character trait of gratitude. Those demonstrating this trait consistently were nominated by their teachers to be this month’s MVPs. (FRONT) Mia, Callan, Josiah. (BACK) Ruth, Jaxtyn, Brett, Sophia, Oakley, and Elly. Not pictured, Zoey. – Brooke Roy photos

Mark Twain students honored for showing generosity at the December Game Day assembly on Monday, Dec. 18, were: (FRONT) Allison, Jessa, Olivia, Aubrey. (BACK) Zaidin, Mason, Dalyn, Beckham, Kobi, and Peyson.