Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


March 4, 2014

ISTEP pep rally boosts Cougar confidence


Holdsworth said this was the third year for the pep rally, which is meant to encourage students and give them the extra confidence to take their tests. She said the school staff spent two to three weeks getting everything together.

Holdsworth extended her gratitude to the students and staff, who all worked hard through the year to be ready for the test. She also thanked Casey Bolton, who made the videos, the school board members and Superintendent Budd.

“We wanted to encourage our students and give them some test taking tips on things that will help them do their very best on ISTEP. We had the entire school involved in making sure that we allow the students to know that we support them and that we are 100 percent behind them as they take ISTEP and IREAD and Terra Nova,” Principal Holdsworth said. “We want to let the kids have fun and just want to calm their nerves. We wanted to do something fun and let them know that we like to have fun too.”

Assistant Principal Reynolds echoed the sentiment, saying, “We want our students to do the best they can; we don’t want them to worry about it or stress about it. So we wanted to, as a staff, encourage them.”

Reynolds was thrilled with the level of student involvement in the pep rally, praising students for taking the initiative and making the pep rally special.

“From the band to the cheerleaders, the honor society and the student council- the kids ran most of it, which is what I wanted because it was for them, but I wanted it to be important to them,” Reynolds said. “We love our kids here and we feel very strongly that if we don’t tell the positive story of our school, nobody will.”

Contact: Amanda Browning 812-663-3111 x7004;

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