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School gears up for Benchmark testing

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Paula Johnson, AKA Responsible Riley, winner of the First Annual Benchmark Queen Beauty Pageant held at Cherokee Elementary School. Photo by Tammy Curtis
Cherokee Elementary school prepared for the Arkansas Benchmark tests last week with a pep rally.

Third and fourth grade students were all present in the cafeteria to cheer on their favorite teacher in the First Annual Benchmark Queen beauty pageant.

The boys made pennants and girls made pon pons for the event that pepped the students up before Tuesday's testing began.

Pledges signed by all third and fourth grade students at Cherokee Village Elementary to do well on their Benchmark Tests. Photo by Tammy Curtis
Teachers did a humorous play depicting the various types of students that are present in every class, such as the student who always falls asleep, one who blurts out all the answers and is a know it all, as well as the cheater and the perpetually late student. The winner was Paula Johnson who played Miss Responsible Riley. She was sure to stress the importance of being on time, getting plenty of sleep, being prepared for the test with both sharp minds and pencils.

Other elementary teachers led cheers to get the children fired up and ready for the tests.

The third and fourth grade students also signed pledge forms that were posted on the bulletin board in the lobby of the elementary school pledging to do their best on this important test.

A spokesperson said these students have worked hard all year and are ready for the exam. Friday a party was held to celebrate the completion of the Benchmarks.

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