Melrose scholars work toward their hopes and dreams

TERRIAN BOOTH, Fourth grade staff writer

The year 2020 was tough, but that hasn’t stopped Melrose scholars from working towards their dreams.  

“We do hopes and dreams because we want to help students figure out what their hopes and dreams are,” explained fifth grade English language arts teacher Sarah Angers. “You can go all the way through school and not know what you want to do in the future, but it’s much easier to work hard in school and set goals now.”  

Scholars on all grade levels spend some time each semester thinking about their goals and how they plan to achieve them. 

“We have kids write them and put them up on the wall so that it’s a constant reminder,” said Angers. “It helps to motivate students and remind them what they’re working towards and why school is so important.” 

Even the youngest scholars think about what they hope to achieve in the future. 

“A lot of their hopes and dreams are mainly about reading and math,” said kindergarten teacher Courtney Jackson. “They’re working hard to finish their goals. It’s fun to watch them grow. ” 

“I am thankful they have hopes and dreams,” said second-grade teacher David Schwenker. “I’m glad that they see nothing is beyond their reach. We hope that what we work on today will help them reach their goals for the future.” 

Teachers and scholars both seem to enjoy this project. According to fifth-grade scholar Ozi’yana Morton, the hopes and dreams project is something she enjoys. “I feel great about my hopes and dreams because at Melrose Elementary I feel like I can conquer my dreams.”