Northwest Iowa — This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. In addition to discounts that some businesses give teachers this week, their administrators are also thanking them in various ways.
For instance, according to area superintendents of schools:
At Sheldon Community Schools, the administration is providing treats for the teachers, and as a thank you for helping students write the story of their lives, they are giving them Orab pens.
At Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, administrators and parents are sending words of encouragement and thanks to the teachers and treats are being provided.
At Sibley-Ocheyedan, they are allowing their teachers to wear jeans. Various businesses are providing donuts, and instead of having professional development this week after an early out, teachers were just given time off instead.
At George-Little Rock, the administration is giving the teachers various treats throughout the week.
At Central Lyon, teachers and staff are getting pizza during school this Thursday, and teachers are being allowed to wear “Friday attire” for the last three days of the week.
At West Lyon, many of the area businesses and parent groups have been providing either breakfast or lunch for all the staff.
At Rock Valley, it was emphasized that there are two weeks in which teachers are honored. In the fall, there’s National Education Week. During that week, the school board buys snacks. The student council buys teachers snacks this week.