Congratulations to Mrs. Courtney Meyer’s fourth grade class at Ste. Genevieve Elementary for being recognized with a “Do the Right Thing” nomination! Do The Right Thing of Greater St. Louis is an organization that recognizes students for taking initiative and going beyond expectations to serve their community.
Mrs. Meyer’s class had been nominated for their video tribute entitled “Good Job.” Mrs. Meyer and her co-teachers, Whitney Hilbert and Tyne Huck, along with former Ste. Genevieve County R-II School District interpreter, Carol Schwent, worked with the students to create a COVID tribute to the essential workers in our community. The students took the initiative to learn sign language to help convey their message, in conjunction with singing and learning the words to the song. Communications Director Bailey Otto assisted by filming portions of the students’ clips with the district’s drone. When finished, the teachers then shared the video out into the community, spreading hope and appreciation for those local workers dedicated to keeping our community safe and moving forward over the last year.
On Friday, May 7, Detective Tracy Hallquist, program director for Do the Right Thing, visited Ste. Genevieve Elementary to award certificates to the students, as well as Do The Right Thing t-shirts! The teachers were also given certificates and appreciation gifts. The teachers had been informed of the nomination, but the students were unaware— they were truly surprised and elated at the recognition!