Feel the glow: YEMS celebrates school year with black lights and glow sticks
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.
The SOAR program is a behavioral incentive program. It is the motto for school-wide positive behavior interventions and supports system at YEMS.