Friday, November 23, 2007

This is the school my kids attend

From Wilson County News:
Students at La Vernia Primary School raised more than $2,000 to help send care packages to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan this holiday season.

The school’s Parent-Teacher Organization held a penny drive from Oct. 24 through Nov. 7, with a goal of raising $1,000. Students donated more than $2,000 to support the troops.

La Vernia Primary School teachers used the experience to practice their students’ math skills. Students counted pennies, worked with place value, and graphed their totals. The class on each grade level donating the most money won a prize from the PTO.
Yes, it's a public school, and far from perfect, but when I read things like this I am thankful that I haven't had to deal with some of the public-school-crass-stupidity horror stories I've heard about schools in other parts of the country.

And now I know where my pocket change kept disappearing to.


  1. Your kids' school has done a wonderful thing. Just one more thing to be thankful for this time of year.

  2. Isn't it great that most Texas schools outside of major Metro areas still believe in American values?
    The girls' school in Medina Valley is like that, too.