Reward painting. A Woodbrook Middle School student prepares for an evening of fun, food and games by getting her face painted. Students who qualify for the Wildcat Achievement Club may participate in a quarterly after-school activity that features fun, food, sports and games.
Administrators at Woodbrook Middle School have created a program that reinforces and celebrates positive student work and behavioral habits.
“The Wildcat Achievement Club (WAC) honors students who consistently demonstrate good work ethics, positive character traits and try their best,” said Susie Sarachman, Woodbrook Middle School counselor.
Students qualify for WAC membership by consistently being on-time and completing homework assignments. Each quarter, qualifying students are afforded an after school party with snacks, sodas and activities such as basketball, volleyball and other group games.
“The purpose of WAC is to catch those kids in the middle – who aren’t necessarily the honor roll kids, but students that work hard and model good behaviors. This program has also brought in a great deal of parent involvement,” said Sarachman.
This quarter, more than 20 percent of Woodbrook’s student body qualified for WAC membership.