Ridgeview Elementary student thanks first responders through school project
Wanting to say thanks and to honor the work of first responders during the novel coronavirus pandemic, Ridgeview Elementary 4th grader Logan Miller came up with a unique way to do just that, all while completing a school assignment.
Assigned a “Ridgeview Movie Project” by his 4th grade teacher Mrs. Lori Stammler, Miller leaned heavily into his own personal interests to say thanks.
Ridgeview Elementary staff are currently working on a movie project to spread some gratitude, hope and happiness during this time of uncertainty. Through the project, staff encouraged students to create posters, chalk art, or window art thanking “different professions and jobs are working so hard right now to keep us safe and healthy.”
Miller — who has had a fascination with law enforcement and first responders due to his mother Brandi Miller’s job in dispatch at the Public Safety Center — created the sign to say thanks to all those people associated with these professions could see it and feel supported.
Miller said the inspiration for the sign is due to his mother’s profession, as well as his dream of becoming a first responder when he gets older.
The sign was completed in a week for Miller’s school project, and will be hung in the Safety Center to show support to law enforcement amid the pandemic. Miller turns 10 years old on April 26.
If your child participated in the “Ridgeview Movie Project” by making a poster, chalk art or window art, please send a photo with all pertinent information (name, grade, teacher), to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22
Ridgeview 3rd grader Kainen Verburg, a student in Mrs. Crystal Lytle’s class, submitted this photo of his poster, which says “Tough times never last, tough people do” with the hashtag #AloneTogether on the poster.
Ridgeview 4th grader Gavin Zulian, a student in Mrs. Murr’s class, and 2nd grader Grant Zulian, a student in Mrs. Stagner’s class, hold up a sign thanking radiology technicians and plant workers at Tri-State as part of the Ridgeview Movie Project.
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For nearly 40 years, Jonathan Herring has pursued his passion of education as a teacher, administrator, and principal in bigger cities such as Kansas City and Las Vegas.