Editor’s Note: The terrific program “Terrific Kids” from the Gravois Kiwanis is on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic and schools limiting visitors, but we thought we’d look back on some of the honorees from past years.
Gravois Kiwanis Club is made up of service-minded members of the community who are dedicated to serving the children of the world and developing youth leaders. Gravois Kiwanis Club said it is “extremely happy” to be able to sponsor the Terrific Kids program at Mesnier Elementary School.
The Terrific Kids program provides teachers with a tool to reward students for special achievements that may otherwise go unnoticed. Terrific is an acronym representing the following: Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive, and Capable.
Terrific Kids is a student recognition program that promotes character development, positive self-esteem, and perseverance. Students work with their classroom teacher and establish goals to improve behavior, peer relationships, attendance and academic achievement.
Every month one student from each first grade class at Mesnier Primary School will be recognized by their teacher as a “Terrific Kid” of the month.
Students designated as Terrific Kids will receive a personalized certificate of achievement, and other gifts to celebrate their accomplishment.
The Terrific Kids for the month of September 2017 are pictured below.
Pictured left to right: Front row – Logan Pratt, Edward Herrejon, Karsen Steffen-Cullen, Sophia Traber. Second row – Luke Eichhorn, Chloe Nickell, Adna Osmanovic, Hannah Hiscox, Isiah Willims, Kellan Jett. Third row – Kiwanians Carla O’Brien, Paula Eckrich, Robert Praprotnik, Lori Leupold.