I always tell my students, “put in the work and good things will happen.” As we went into Winter Break, students received some reinforcement to that notion as well as a little press for a competition in which they all participated in [read more about competition]. Although there could only be one winner, they all enjoyed hearing about their class as well as school in the news. They also, of course, enjoyed receiving a special shout out from Ludacris (see here). Above is footage from KGun9 News, and I was also able to find an article on the Arizona Daily Star. I didn’t have any luck finding KVOA Channel 4’s news article and/or footage, but we appreciate them as well. All in all, it was a good way to end 2013. I’m glad the news was able to shine some light on such positivity as well as help me reinforce that notion that working hard actually paying off. Looking forward to an even better 3rd & 4th Quarter in 2014…
Arizona Daily Star article written by Alexis Huicochea: Rapper Ludacris makes virtual appearance in Tucson classroom (below)
Hip hop artist Ludacris made a virtual appearance at a Tucson school to congratulate the winner of a classroom contest. Students in a seventh-grade language arts/literature classroom at La Paloma Academy Tucson were competing to see who could earn the highest overall grade average over the first two quarters.
The prize was a set of Soul By Ludacris Headphones. As an added bonus, Ludacris gave a special video shout out to announce the class winner. La Paloma teacher James Sye, who put the contest together, said it serves as a good life lesson for students: “when you work hard for things, you give yourself an opportunity for good things to happen.”