Feel the glow: YEMS celebrates school year with black lights and glow sticks

Times Observer photo by Lorri Drumm Middle school students spent Wednesday afternoon accessorizing their attire with glow sticks, playing glowing games and celebrating a successful year where they embraced the slogan “SOAR.” SOAR stands for Safety Ownership Always Respect. Elementary students enjoyed a similar celebration in the morning.

From glow-in-the-dark staff t-shirts to glow stick accessories in the form of headbands, bracelets, necklaces and more, fluorescence was all the fashion at Youngsville Elementary-Middle School this week.

YEMS celebrated their SOARing year by enjoying a SOAR GLOW reward, according to Barb McCluskey, kindergarten teacher at the school. SOAR stands for Safety Ownership Always Respect. The event was the culmination of a year-long incentive to embrace the slogan.

Middle school students filled the gym during the afternoon following a similar event held for elementary-level students in the morning.

Black lights were scattered around the gym as students played their favorite tunes, created their best glow stick bling and played glow-in-the-dark versions of games including Jenga, Connect Four, bowling, hopscotch and more.

More than a few teachers were heard exclaiming “wow” as their brightly-colored T-shirts lit up the gym.

Times Observer photo by Lorri Drumm Middle school students spent Wednesday afternoon accessorizing their attire with glow sticks, playing glowing games and celebrating a successful year where they embraced the slogan “SOAR.” SOAR stands for Safety Ownership Always Respect. Elementary students enjoyed a similar celebration in the morning.

The SOAR program is a behavioral incentive program. It is the motto for school-wide positive behavior interventions and supports system at YEMS.

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