Students at Schulte, Goodland and SC Johnson elementary schools love BUGs.
BUG is a Kiwanis-sponsored program designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades, and encouragement and recognition for student improvement. At-risk students are a major focus of the program, which helps them develop and maintain good learning habits.
Each grading period students from every classroom are recognized for increasing one grade while maintaining grades in all the other subject areas. Bring Up Grade recipients receive a BUG Achievement Honors Certificate at a classroom or school ceremony. Other recognition prizes may include candy, pizza, ice cream or other food-themed party; and award pins, and other small BUG gift items funded by the Kiwanis Club of Racine.
“The beauty of the BUG program is that it encourages student improvement and focus on making one or two small accomplishment at a time,” says Jim Henderson, Kiwanis Club of Racine president. “When a child reaches his/her pre-determined goal, it promotes a sense of accomplishment which motivates them to continue achieving more.”
Students who fail to raise grades during the year or that are already at the highest level can still be honored as a Super BUG for going above and beyond to provide support and assistance to classmates to achieve their goals.
To learn more about this program visit the Kiwanis Kids website.