As an Assistant Principal at a 7-12 building, I am always looking for a way to challenge students to improve in areas of academics, attendance, and behavior. During the 2nd nine weeks of the 2015-16 school year, I encouraged students to take the "B.U.G. Challenge". B.U.G. was an acronym for Bring Up your Grades. Students were encouraged to bring up at least 2 grades by at least 1 letter grade during the 2nd nine weeks. Students that completed the challenge were rewarded with a Pizza party and a movie (Herbie the Love Bug). They also received Volkswagen related prizes donated by area businesses and the Circle City Volkswagen Club.
Students that took the challenge were asked to sign a chalkboard paint covered VW Beetle that sat in the main entrance of the school for the entire 9 weeks in hopes that it would be a daily reminder for students to work hard in their classes.
*** In 2016, to kick off the 2nd annual B.U.G. Challenge, the Chalk Bug was given a fresh coat of chalkboard paint, this time in school colors (brown and gold).
|View of the B.U.G. Challenge VW from the High School office as it sits in the main entrance, greeting all students, staff and guests.|
2017 Saw the 3rd Annual B.U.G. Challenge take a little (orange) twist in the theme. Students were challenged to "Put your THING in gear, and bring up the grades!"