The Scott Brothers (from HGTV), Kohl's, and Heart of America have teamed up to provide an amazing opportunity. The first place school will win a library makeover (with an estimated value of $100,000)! The 30 runner-up schools will get a school supply crate and Harper Collins Books at an estimated value of $1,250.00. To have a chance to win, we need lots of nominations. The more nominations we have, the more we will be considered. Each person can nominate once a day until midnight on 10/31. Winners are announced in November. Last year we envisioned transforming our current library into [...]
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When Ralphie turned in his masterpiece, “What I Want for Christmas” theme essay in the 1983 film, A Christmas Story, he envisioned his teacher, Miss Shields, clutching his essay to her chest and exclaiming: “Oh! The theme I’ve been waiting for all my life. Listen to this sentence: ‘A Red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock, and this thing which tells time.’ Poetry! Sheer poetry, Ralph! An A+!” He daydreamed of his classmates carrying him around on their shoulders, celebrating his enormous accomplishment. Ralphie was seeking, as all students do, validation for his personal vision, hard work, and desires [...]