Sharon Students SOAR into the Holidays

Sharon Christmas Pop-Up Shop Allows for Gift-Giving & More
Posted on 12/18/2019
This is the image for the news article titled Sharon Christmas Pop-Up Shop Allows for Gift-Giving & MoreWhen school started, Sharon students learned they would be receiving SOAR bucks for good behavior, good grades, reaching Accelerated Reading (AR) goals, and acts of kindness. On Wednesday, they had the chance to spend those "bucks" on items in a special pop-up shop set up in the school gymnasium.

Safe, On task, Always Achieving, and Respectful provided the parameters of how these Sharon Eagles could soar toward a day of purchasing items for themselves and others.

Principal Michelle Clements followed the Dresden Middle School’s model of a Christmas pop-up shop after seeing it set up last year.

The first shoppers of the day were first graders who had earned that position by their strides in improving attendance. As the shoppers arrived by class, they received instructions and were paired with faculty, Beta Club members, and/or volunteers who helped assist with their purchases.

“Most are buying for mom, dad, dog or brother and sister,” observed Whitney Abernathy, the school’s secretary. “And many are not using all their cash but instead saving it for January.”

After selecting their items and ensuring they had the appropriate cash to cover them, the students then moved to a gift wrapping station organized by Ali Salter, a Sharon city board member and parent.

An hour into the morning, the mood continued to be jolly as student Quenten Long enthusiastically declared, “I love Christmas shopping in the Christmas store!”

organizersSharon school faculty Robert Browning, Michelle Clements, Beth Davidson, SRO Steve Fulcher, and Whitney Abernathy helped organize the Christmas pop-up shop for Sharon students to use their earned SOAR bucks.

Whitney Abernathy served as the bankerWhitney Abernathy became the banker for students like Nathan Floyd and Laniyah Shane, assisted by Beta Club member Hailey Walters at the Christmas store set up for a day in Sharon School gymnasium.

Cash Barnett and Evan StreetCash Barnett got some help from his private elf in the form of Beta Club member Evan Street.

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