By Sarah Brackin
The right guidance can be one of the biggest impacts on a child’s life. In honor of the ones who took the liberty to educate these young adults, this week was Teacher Appreciation Week.
No job is easy when there are hundreds of students to take care of, so every now and then it helps to give teachers the recognition they deserve.
Local speech therapist Katie McCormick said that schools such as the Early Childhood Education Center, Glenview Elementary, Cypress Springs Elementary and I.A. Lewis, showed their appreciation through free lunches for teachers and staff.
“One of our goals is to provide the teachers with lunches every day,” said McCormick. “ It helps when they don’t have to buy or pack lunches each time they go to work.”
The meals were put together by a group of parents who volunteer their time to show the gratitude they have towards the work put into their children.
The students even provided a new theme to the teacher each day of the week, from Monday’s coffee day to Friday’s plant day.
“This is just a suggestion though, some kids bring their own gifts to us,” one of Cypress Springs’ fifth grade teacher Molly McCormick said.
Teachers also received door prizes and raffles. These were provided by businesses and restaurants around town who put something together to donate in support of the teachers.
There were enough gift cards and goodie baskets that every teacher will get their own prize by the end of this week.
“It makes me so much more thankful to the school, parents, students and community for making me feel so appreciated by them,” said Molly McCormick.
After the years teachers give to shape students into adults, the community now had the opportunity to show how thankful they are this week.