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Student Recognition

PAW, Buddy Squad, and GAIN Awards*

            PAW (Positive Achievement Winner) and Buddy Squad winners will be based on inviting students to invest in G.E.S. and to give back to the school to make it a better place.


           Buddy Squad: Buddy Squad winners are selected by peers and approved by teachers. This activity intends to reward students for being positive role models for their peers and allow students to promote Grantsville Elementary. At the Buddy Squad Award Activity, students will participate in a service-learning project by making quilts for the local women's shelter. Buddy Squad nominees will receive a GES cinch bag.


Buddy Squad Dates 9:45-10:30 in the Library

            #1        September 14            

            #2        November 9               

            #3        January 11      

            #4        March 22       


            PAW: Teachers select PAW winners based on exemplary behavior. Activities this year will be twofold. First, students will participate in a game with the principal/assistant principal. Second, students will make a bulletin board that will be hung in the “college” hallway on the way to the lunchroom to celebrate PAW winners and to celebrate good behavior.


PAW Dates—9:45-10:30 in the Library

            #1        September 28

            #2        October 22                 

            #3        November 23             

            #4        December 14              

            #5        January 28                  

            #6        February 25                

            #7        March 18                   

            #8        April 30                       


GAIN Awards

           The GAIN (Great Academic Improvement Noticed) recognition is awarded in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarters to one student from each class who has shown significant improvement in at least one academic area, as shown through state data district, and/or local assessments. Teachers nominate students, and the principal recognizes them in their classroom with their peers. Students receive a prize, treat, and certificate of achievement. 


            #1        January 21

            #2        March 25

            #3        May 10


*Due to distancing and masking requirements, all activities will be adjusted as needed.