Bond between Scholastic, Southwest makes difference
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
While Principal Nicole Langston was busy at the grill, each of her 73 teachers and staff at Southwest Early Childhood Center were treated to a ballpark-style meal — amongst other adults.
At Southwest, all teachers eat daily with their classes, from the 3-year-olds to the EER classrooms. So dozens of community volunteers came in to stay with their classes during Monday lunch as part of Teacher Appreciation Week.
Lori Massman and Teresa Herera from Scholastic, the school’s Partner In Education through the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce, also brought books and other goodies for the teachers as well as an inspirational tapestry throw.