Hoglan Elementary School went all out to teach students the importance of respecting one another.
During an assembly October 24, staff honored students who went above and beyond to respect their fellow classmates, with dozens of students being honored.
Teachers Amy Pollard and Steph Goos also gave their high-energy lip sync rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect.”
The event was attended by several Marshalltown High School students who read quick notes about respect to the elementary students.
The assembly was capped off with the recognition of those with great attendance (2 days missed or less) and perfect attendance (no days missed) for the first quarter.
Community members were there to honor students for their attendance achievement including Carol Hibbs and Kim Jass-Ramirez from the Marshalltown YMCA-YWCA, Karina Hernandez and Lindsey Upah from Mid-Iowa Community Action and Chief Mike Tupper from the Marshalltown Police Department.
Tupper told the students it’s important for them to attend school because they are the people who will run Marshalltown in the future.
“One of you is going to be my boss someday,” Tupper said.