Teachers played up the "Super Celebration" at Stevens Middle School in Pasco.
PASCO, WA -When 90-percent of the students at one school pass all their classes the entire quarter, that calls for a celebration.
Stevens Middle School threw itself a party Friday, Super Fit (Friday is Terrific).
For the first time, more than 800 of the school's sixth, seventh and eighth grade students passed all their classes this quarter.
Assistant principal Jeremy Fox says the teachers win half the battle just by getting the kids to show up.
"We are trying to get our kids to come to school consistently, be on time and do the work in the classroom," Fox says, "because the expectations continue to increase."
Stevens Middle School participates in the Benton Franklin Attendance Matters Program. Fox says the student population is about 90 percent Hispanic.
"Teachers are making value efforts to make sure our kids are getting the grades and not giving up on them," Fox says. "They give them multiple chances to get things correct, to learn the information they are teaching in the classroom."
Teachers wore capes for the superman theme,
snapping portraits, running games, and handing out food.
Several local companies provided food and prizes, including conAgra Lamb Weston, Apple Valley Dental and Braces, and PARR Lumber.