A look at the events Shoppers Value Food supported during our second half of the school year!
February: Melrose Elementary School's Valentine's Day event
City Year hosted a Valentine's Day ice cream party for students with perfect attendance during the month of January. Students enjoyed Neapolitan ice cream with tons of toppings such as cherries, Oreos, strawberry and chocolate syrup, and whipped cream! will host an ice cream event in the cafeteria.
February: Istrouma High School's Ice Cream Social
The AmeriCorps member serving on the Istrouma High School team organized an ice cream social as a sweet treat to cool down before our standardized testing in March. The social was held for positive behavior students who averaged a ‘Typical’ score on their DESSA evaluation and attendance students who improved there overall attendance in Q3. The social included an ice cream sundae bar with a variety of flavors including vanilla, chocolate, and cookies and creams. The students also got to choose from a plethora of toppings including sprinkles, whipped cream, chocolate chips, and chocolate or caramel syrup.
February: Broadmoor High School's Heart 2 Heart Academic Incentive
With the generous donation from Shopper' Value the Broadmoor High City Year was able to both appreciate and motive 30 academic focus list and 9 Attendance and Behavior focus list students who achieve a C above on the first semester ELA/ Math grades. Through our Heart to Heart events, we also challenged our students to share handwritten words of encouragement to fellow students, teachers, and administrators. Shopper's Value BHS truly appreciates the pride you helped us provide for our students!
March: GEO Prep Academy's Mardi Gras Mambo
On March 1st, held our Mardi Gras Mambo! We tracked student attendance for the entire month of February and the homeroom with the highest Average Daily Attendance (ADA) was invited to the event. We had hot dogs, king cake, and many other snacks and drinks thanks to the support of Shoppers Value Foods. Our students were able to partake in a fun event where there was food, music, mask decorating, and a screening of Princess and the Frog! Events like these help encourage our students to attend school every day - as attendance plays a huge role in ensuring that students learn the necessary material at school.
March: City Year Baton Rouge's Learning and Development Day
March is AmeriCorps member appreciation month! We celebrate and thank our Americorps members all month long to show them that their year of service is so valuable to not only their students and schools but also to the community and our staff members. During our March Learning and Development day, they were able to take a break from all of the hustle and bustle to enjoy some snacks and drinks. It was a great time to unwind for a little bit and remind themselves of the important work they are doing every day in their school.
March: Broadmoor Middle's Celebration of Spring!
As we got deeper into test prep time, we wanted to reward our focus list students with a tasty treat for all of their hard work throughout the year. At our Ice Cream Social, sponsored by Shoppers Value, students had the opportunity to make their own ice cream with milk, sugar, ice, rock salt, and freezer bags. Students were even able to flavor their ice cream to their liking using vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry flavoring. It was learning and a treat all in one!
May: Celerity Dalton's 5th Grade Graduation
To celebrate the hard work and growth of the fifth-grade class, the teachers and Americorps members planned graduation for students, families, and administration recognize their accomplishments this year. The event was catered by Shopper’s value, with cookies, chips, juice, and cake. The students and parents were thrilled to celebrate their fifth-grade milestone and finish their year with this ceremony.
May: City Year Baton Rouge's Graduation
On May 24th, City Year Baton Rouge graduated their 96 AmeriCorps members! It was such a great time to reminisce on an incredible year and honor our AmeriCorps members who went above and beyond. We know that our students will miss them dearly but that our AmeriCorps members left an amazing impact on them.