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Whitesville Road Elementary students celebrate history

Also: Teachers dance off as super heroes

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Whitesville Road Elementary School parents enjoy the recent Black History Month program.

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Pre-K students sing ‘This Little Light of Mine’ during the Black History Program.

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Teachers Lonnie Thornton (Superman) and Andre Carter (Batman) help students celebrate their accomplishments.

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Teacher Lonnie Thornton was voted for by students for the bimonthly rocket bucks teacher challenge for a super hero dance off contest.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/03/web1_WRES-4-Thornton.jpgTeacher Lonnie Thornton was voted for by students for the bimonthly rocket bucks teacher challenge for a super hero dance off contest.

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Teacher Andre Carter was also voted for by students for the teacher challenge and dance off contest.

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LaGRANGE — Parents of Whitesville Road Elementary School students came to help celebrate many different accomplishments last week.

The school celebrated Black History Month by sharing grade level performances for students in pre-K through fifth grades. During performances, they spotlighted famous African-Americans.

Students sang about the courage and commitment of these famous individuals of years past and how their contributions have positively impacted society today. The program ended with pre-K students singing “This Little Light of Mine.”

Debra Brock, principal, encouraged each audience member to let his or her light shine in whatever they do in life.

As a culminating celebration, two special guests, Superman and Batman — teachers Lonnie Thornton and Andre Carter — also appeared to help students celebrate their behavior success.

The school hosts a bimonthly teacher challenge where students are able to vote for their teachers of choice for the given challenge using rocket incentive behavior bucks they have earned throughout the month. They then save the remainder of their rocket bucks to spend at the Rocket Bucks Store at the end of each month.

The challenge this round was a “dance off” between super heroes Superman and Batman. Other teacher challenges have included teacher Stacey Lueken kissing a pig and Kelly DeMarino getting a pie in the face.

These initiatives support Whitesville Road’s schoolwide discipline plan where the focus is positively rewarding good behavior, said school officials.

From information submitted by Whitesville Road Elementary School.