Louisiana Middle School students rewarded with day at bowling alley
Louisiana Middle School student and Principal’s Club member Brooklyn Anderson lets the ball go during a reward day out at Twin City Bowl in Louisiana.
The students at Louisiana Middle School (LMS) have been learning the traditional three Rs for years but now there’s a fourth — responsibility.
Through a program called the Principal’s Club, students who do their homework on time and don’t get sent to the principal’s office for discipline become inductees.
“It encourages good character,” said LMS Counselor Tammy Shireman. “It’s an incentive to do the right thing, be responsible and get rewarded for it.”
There is no grade point average requirement to become a member of the club. “The goal is to recognize consistently hard-working students that demonstrate respect toward themselves, their peers and their teachers,” according to LMS literature.
Rewards for the students who qualify vary, Shireman said.
In recent years, Principal’s Club students have enjoyed a pizza and movie at school and some have gone roller skating.
Rewards also include earning a pass on one homework assignment during a semester with the teacher’s request, or getting 15 extra minutes after lunch to simply sit and talk with fellow students.
On Thursday, Nov. 14, the LMS Principal’s Club was rewarded with an hour of bowling at Twin City Bowl in Louisiana. Students filled the lanes, drank soda, ate candy bars and had a general good time.
“All you have to do is your homework, not have tardies and have good behavior,” said club member Rebecca Lewis in between frames.
“It’s really cool,” said sixth-grader Destiny Mix. “You get to have fun for doing good and you get away from school a little bit.”
“We get to bowl, hang out with our friends and drink soda,” said Alexis Harvey. “I like to bowl, even though I’m really bad at it.”