Eighth-graders tutoring younger students


There has been something magical happening in the mornings at Lourdes Catholic School.

A total of 56 students in kindergarten, first grade and second grade are receiving small-group assistance from trained eighth-grade volunteers to help them with some basic reading and handwriting skills. The Morning Centers include working on phonetic skills, reading fluency, proper handwriting techniques, sight word recognition, sequencing drills, spelling games and math fact work.

The primary students love attending and working with their student teachers, and the joy shared by these special eighth-graders is remarkable: Tricia Walsh, Maddison Elizondo, Haley Resnick, Marissa Quinn, Danielle Cabel, Elizabeth Bartlett, Laura Blaser, Sydnie Gengler, Andrew Guhin, Rachael Moore and Jennifer Riefe. A difference is being made in the lives of both the givers and the receivers.

In a season when people especially reflect upon things for which they are grateful, this rates right at the top!


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