Alcoa Middle School eighth grade teacher meet Git Up Challenge

Alcoa Middle School eighth grade teachers dance for the “Git Up Challenge” Friday, Aug. 23, to motivate students to achieve academic success.

The “Git Up Challenge” is rolling through Alcoa Middle School.

It started with the cheerleaders at the beginning of the school year challenging the sixth grade teachers, who in turn challenged the eighth grade teachers.

Friday they were in the spotlight, dancing to the popular tune during the Community Gathering, which AMS began holding twice a month this school year. The morning assembly includes a motivational talk and praise from Principal Scott Porter and ends with the “Git Up Challenge.”

The next Community Gathering will be the seventh grade’s turn.

“The challenge will continue throughout the first semester of the school year and will involve many different groups and teams within the school,” according to Carrie Tarwater, eighth grade English teacher. “As we challenge different groups, we are also encouraging students and challenging them to do their best in and out of the classroom.”

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