Galva school, local businesses working together

Doug Boock
Dawn Peters, lead teacher at Galva Elementary School, is helping lead a joint effort between the school and local business in highlighting stduents' work.

Galva Elementary School and several Galva businesses are working together to foster good relations between them and to highlight students’ hard work.

Under the direction of Dawn Peters, Galva Elementary School lead teacher, the “Community and School Partnership Program” is designed to build good will.

“It’s a way to promote a positive relationship between businesses of Galva and Galva Elementary School,” Peters explained.

Under the program, businesses will be displaying students’ classroom work in their storefronts, inside walls or other places where the public can see it. Students’ writing, artwork and or projects from a designated grade level will be displayed for one month at the business during the school year.

In younger grades, some businesses will also be sending an employee to their sponsored classroom to read a book to students. Employees may also attend class to explain their business and show items related to everyday functions of the business.

A list of participating businesses is in the Aug. 27 Galva News. Other businesses interested in joining the program can contact Peters at 932-2420 or 772-2530.