SWIFTON, AR (KAIT) - Gr8 Job! to the Swifton Middle School who helped Region 8 children Tuesday morning.
The students gathered for a special assembly celebrating the grand opening of their school boutique. Students earned "dollars" for good grades, deeds and behavior and could use that cool cash to go shopping.
Jackson County Superintendent Chester Shannon said he was excited when he first heard about the idea.
"The pace that we have put our schools under academically has taken away from the time that teachers have to teach things about life," Shannon said. "How to treat each other, how to be a good citizen."
This project was made possible by Every Child is Ours, Walmart and Dillards.
"I think that it's great because it teaches all the kids to be nice and to teach everyone about kindness," 6th grade student Claire Dilday said.