Congratulations to Brianna Falvey’s fourth-graders at Colvin Elementary School for completing their homework for 100 consecutive days. Falvey promised her students that if they met the goal, she would dye her hair orange and wear a prom dress to school – which she did Monday. Someone also is donating $10 to the school for every day all the students did their homework, and the class plans to use part of the money on a trip to All Star Adventures. But the biggest reward is the pride of accomplishment and the lessons the students learned about persistence, teamwork and personal responsibility. Nearly 98 percent of Colvin students are from low-income families. Falvey and the students proved that if you set high expectations, students can rise to meet them.
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