Approximately twenty years ago, Jefferson Middle School established our annual Out of the Blue holiday prize basket program. This program is part of our BBSS reward system which promotes respecting self, others, and property. Students receive “PRIDE” cards for doing the right thing, making good choices, and showing respect.
This year 105 students had their “PRIDE” cards drawn to receive Out of the Blue holiday prize baskets. Basket distribution began at JMS in early December, and continued until all of the students on the list received their baskets before Winter Break.
Only through the kindness and generosity of our staff members, their friends and family members, as well as other District 186 employees, local businesses, churches, and community partners are we able to continue this wonderful program. It is truly a touching and memorable experience to see the joy on students’ faces when they receive and open their baskets.
Congratulations to our 105 winners! Keep making good choices and showing respect for yourself, others and property.