Within the next week, your child will be bringing home their Second Term Bulldog Award goals for both Character Education and Academic Achievement. A huge shout out to the students and teachers for individualizing goals based on current needs!
Tracking the accomplishments of the multiple goals on the previous Bulldog Award criteria was a time intensive task. It goes without question that the educational demands of teachers have changed significantly in the past several years and that plates of teachers are consistently too full. We want to keep the Bulldog Award as a Grant tradition, however, as we recognize it is a respected and coveted achievement to students here at Grant.
To accomplish this, the Bulldog Award will be broken down into two components, The Excelling Student and The Good Citizen. Teachers are excited to facilitate the academic and educational citizenship, or Excelling Student, portion of this award. They will be tracking the individualized academic and citizenship goals that will be coming home with your students. These are quarterly goals – students will be awarded quarterly for accomplishments. Meeting the goals the majority of the quarters will result in an invitation to the awards assembly held at the end of the year.
We know, however, that in addition to the academics covered in the Excelling Student piece, many components of the Bulldog Award, such as community service, arts commitments, physical fitness, etc., are important to you, as families, to work to achieve with your students. We want to continue the traditions of many of these components and offer a Good Citizen Award component for our Bulldog Award Assembly, but would like to move to the idea of establishing a committee that can sustain the momentum and define what this portion of the award will look like.
To establish this committee, please let me know if you would be willing to volunteer and I will get back to you with information to begin meeting and establishing criteria regarding the Good Citizen Component very soon.
With Kind Regards,