For National Gear Up Week Casey County High School did some college knowledge type games and some activities to lift educational aspirations. First, we sent out remind trivia challenges each day for the first so many students to be able to tell us what FAFSA stood for, or one way to earn free money for college, etc., and the winners got a prize. This also encouraged kids to sign up for the remind text app so we can continue to keep them in the know about what is going on at school. We also made a lot of feathers in our school colors, we called them future feathers, students are writing their future word on them and we are making a set of wings (we are still in the process of this, the principal is building a set of plywood, freestanding wings for the feathers to go on) Once finished, kids will be able to take pics with our CCHS Rebel Wings, and finally we kicked off our 'This is US' wall- kids are bringing in any object or item that defines who we are and they will be put together in a collage on one wall in the stairwell from ceiling to floor and the center will read 'This is US'! We hope to inspire pride in our community and school with this project. The group of seniors we lovingly call Rebel Crew, a mentoring group, have been instrumental in a lot of the behind the scenes work that has gone into organizing it all. Below are some pics from the week, and there are more in a second email. We love our Rising Rebels at Casey County High School, and Gear Up helps us help them rise!!
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