Six  men and two women stand in a group, all facing the camera.  One man and one woman are holding an oversized check from Casey's made out to the school for $12,000.00

Some Watervliet students got a chance to celebrate the District’s receipt of a Casey’s Cash for Classrooms grant today with a pizza party at lunchtime.  The North School students earned the pizza party by reaching a goal of earning 3,500 tickets for positive behaviors!  Casey’s representative served pizza to the 3rd – 5th grade students.   As part of the positive behavior reward, the students were also able to wear silly hats in school today.

At the event, Casey’s local and corporate representatives presented WPS with a check for $1200.  The money is to be used to purchase books to refresh all of the district’s libraries.

WPS Media Specialist Paul Stinemetz applied for and was awarded the Casey’s Cash for Classrooms grant for our schools.   Stinemetz says that the decision about what books to purchase was made with input from both teachers and students, as well as the need to replace some paperbacks in poor condition with hardcover books that will hold up much better. 

The library materials re-fresh is a part of WPS’s efforts to improve literacy and to encourage a love of reading among students.  Thank you Casey’s for supporting our libraries by providing money for books for Watervliet Public Schools.

Casey’s corporate representatives Wesley Smith and Scott Schneider serve Casey’s pizza to North School Students, including Aidin Lomelin pictured at the front of the line.

Front:  Paul Stinemetz, WPS Media Specialist; Erin Stockdale, Casey’s Watervliet Manager; Kayla Sinks, Casey’s Watervliet Assistant Manager; Scott Schneider, Casey’s District Supervisor

Back:  Brandon Waggoner, Curriculum Director; Ric Seager, Superintendent of Schools; Wesley Smith, Casey’s Regional Director; Bill Tiefenbach, North School Principal