By ALEXANDER WILLIS
Williamson County Schools will be giving students the opportunity to thank a particular school employee next week through its Successory Program, which allows students to nominate a teacher, counselor or other WCS employee who has impacted them.
To participate in the program, students are first asked to fill out a Successory form with the name of a WCS employee that they believe have helped them to become more successful. Students and parents may print off the form by clicking here.
“It just seemed like a simple way for students to say thank you and show some gratitude to the people who are helping them become a success each day,” said WCS assistant communications director Cory Mason. “In addition to that, it teaches the students the importance of being that type of person. I think for our teachers, our bus drivers and cafeteria workers, it’s nice for them to be able to receive a note from a student saying thank you.”
Students must then drop off the completed form at their respective school’s front office between December 10 – 14.
At the end of the week, each respective school will hold a random drawing of submitted forms, with the winner receiving an engraved travel mug, as well as some free Chick-fil-A. All forms will also make their way to the respective WCS employees, reminding them of the positive impact they’re leaving on students.
Launched in 2014, the program is the brainchild of WCS communication director Carol Birdsong and Mason, who both came up with the idea after visiting a National School Public Relations Association conference.
The program is scheduled to have two more weeks before the end of the 2017 – 18 school year: one during March 11 – 15, and another from May 6 – 10.