Monday, May 29, 2023

VGS PTO, kitchen staff help students during state testing

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VGS 8th grade students JT Waters and Keith Dunn distributed boxes of breakfast for ISAT. Included in the picture from left to right are: Tracy Williams PTO – secretary, Peyton Bennett, JT Waters, Keith Dunn, Maia Hayden, Rachel McBride – PTO president, Clay Sampson, Karli Glisson, Jennifer Wampler – PTO treasurer, Sean Longcor and Mrs. Julie Hook – 5th grade teacher.
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VGS kitchen staff Vicki Ross, Janet Williams, Kay Farris and Jody Stafford package on-the-go breakfast boxes for classrooms during ISAT.

The Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) recently took place in schools across the state.  Students in grades 3-8 at Vienna Grade School completed ISAT March 6 through March 15.

In order to help students perform well, the Vienna Grade School PTO supplied an on-the-go breakfast of juice and snacks for all students testing.

This is the second consecutive year that the snacks have been provided through the PTO’s donations.

The snacks and juice were assembled each day by the cafeteria staff at VGS.

Student helpers distributed the snacks each day before testing to all homerooms in grades 3-8.

Studies have shown that eating breakfast is directly related to a student’s ability to stay focused and avoid distraction. The students of VGS agree with this, and say the breakfast tasted really good, too.

The students and teachers would like to thank the PTO for the breakfast each day and would also like to thank the cafeteria staff of Kay Farris, Vicki Ross, Jody Stafford, and Janet Williams for assembling the packages each day.