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story.lead_photo.caption Photo submitted PAWS grade-level students of the month for May are Bella Allen (left), Kyngston Traxler, Kaylee McCaslin, Isaiah Cordeiro, Kenji Vang and Ava Brown.

Glenn Duffy Elementary students in Gravette attended the monthly Rise and Shine assembly. Staff and guests celebrated as Glenn Duffy students were recognized for class and individual awards.

The PAWS Program incorporates character education and positive behavior into the school community. Each month, PAWS skills are chosen and discussed in classroom guidance in relation to character education. The school staff always watches for opportunities to encourage students for excellent character, behavior, or effort.

The character word for this month is "perseverance." This is defined as continuing with a job until it's done. Partners from Ozarks Community Hospital in Gravette led discussions about the character word. Amanda Gittlein, OCH marketing director, introduced Jessica Bolin, Gravette clinic administrator, Ashley Stone, pediatric nurse practitioner and Taylor Holland, pediatric speech therapist. Together, they mentioned that there are many obstacles in a child's life, such as learning to read, playing a new sport or even breaking a bone. It is perseverance and determination that will help a person be successful in these life situations. Practice makes perfect.

This month's social skill is sharing. Steps to practice this skill include:

• Decide what you want or have been asked to share;

• Look at the person who wants you to share;

• Ask if someone would like to share with you; and

• Make room for the person to join you and share with them.

Many other Glenn Duffy Elementary students were recognized for classroom PAWS awards, Terrific Kids, or Box Top awards. It's been a great 2017-2018 school year for our students.

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Community on 05/16/2018

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