Aim for the Stars! The Goals Book for kids – in the news
Using concepts learned in Aim for the Stars! A Goals Book for Kids, these elementary school children have put goal setting to work in their lives with great results! Our non-profit partner, Goals R 4 Kids, operates a contest for elementary school children and classrooms in which the students and teachers show how they've applied goal setting in their lives. Read their stories below.
theeagle.com (read the full story)
Bryan-College Station, Texas
12:00 am, Sunday, May 31, 2015
Our Neighbors: North Zulch Elementary School
A class of third-grade students at North Zulch Elementary School has been nationally recognized for its efforts to be kinder to one another. Students have been practicing polite behavior by placing a bean in a bucket for every kind act, and teachers say the class' behavior has noticeably approved as a result. The students were recently recognized by The Children's Goal Setting Project, which gave the class a certificate and $100, which will be used to pay for a field trip to the Franklin Safari.
Yukon Review (read the full story)
8:00 am Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Independence Elementary Student Wins National Goal Setting Contest.
Miguel Hernandez, a fourth grader at Independence Elementary School in Yukon, recently submitted an entry in the national Shooting Star goal setting contest, sponsored by Goals Learning Institute and was selected as the April award recipient! Miguel received a certificate and $100 prize.
Miguel set a goal “to make my parents proud of me at my new school.” Miguel transferred into Yukon Public Schools from Mexico knowing very little English. While attending school in Mexico, Miguel received numerous school awards always making his parents proud of him. Miguel was determined to do the same when coming to Yukon. Miguel not only succeeded at his goal but continues to make his parents proud at school by being on the honor roll, being a straight A student and helping his friends at school with math.
“Miguel’s reaction when I told him this morning was priceless,” said Ms. Kim Payne, Miguel’s teacher at Independence Middle School. “While the other kids congratulated him with ‘Good job, Miguel!’ and ‘Way to go, Miguel!’, he grinned his shy grin and leaned over on top of his desk, holding out his hands so his teammates could give him high-fives. But he is too shy to hold his hands up asking for high-fives. He just slid his hands across the desks because he’s learned that when kids are happy about something, they high-five each other!”
poconorecord.com (read the full story)
Bushkill Elementary Students Show a Lot of Heart Doubling Their Fundraising Goal
Our Classroom Winners for the month of March was the whole student body at Bushkill Elementary School in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania. Their heartwarming story got picked up by the local Pocono Record on April 15th.
Palm Beach Post (read the full story)
6:00 a.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015
Lucas Fischer Wins March Prize!
PALM BEACH GARDENS ELEMENTARY
Lucas Fischer won a $100 prize in a goal-setting contest called Shooting Star, sponsored by The Children’s Goal Setting Project. The second-grader submitted a video he produced, teaching kids how to get started and play his favorite game, Minecraft. Shooting Star is open to elementary-age kids and classrooms across the nation, and winners are chosen monthly.
northfulton.com (read the full story)
Posted Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:33 pm
Barnwell 1st Graders Hold Cereal Drive
By Jonathan Copsey
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — First grade students at Barnwell Elementary School held a school-wide cereal drive for North Fulton Community Charities. The first graders created their own cereal boxes and flyers to advertise the challenge to all of the Barnwell students to donate 500 boxes of cereal. With the help of administration, teachers, students and parents, over 530 boxes of cereal were collected over four days.
myfoxatlanta.com (read the full story)
Posted: Apr 03, 2015 3:54 AM PDT
Updated: Apr 03, 2015 4:01 AM PDT
Fulton Co. First Graders Win National Contest
By Katie Muse, Digital Editor
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - More than 100 Fulton County students are being honored for winning a national contest.
First graders at Barnwell Elementary School participated in a goal setting contest with The Children's Goal Setting Project (The Project). The Project started a contest in February called Shooting Stars and the Johns Creek children were the first to win the contest.
The 6- and 7- year-olds worked with the school's counselor to determine what was needed in their community. The 125 first graders came up with a goal of collecting 500 cereal boxes for their local food bank. They brainstormed how to help, developed a plan, overcame obstacles and exceeded their goal. They ended up collecting 567 boxes! North Fulton Community Charities sent a truck over and picked up all of the donations.
The students rallied their entire school to make a difference by creating posters, a bulletin board and class displays for every homeroom in the school. The cereal drive lasted for one week. As winners they received a $100 prize.
Director of The Children's Goal Setting Project, Dawn Farmer, tells FOX 5 they wanted children to get started early thinking about goal setting. “We wanted to expand that idea and get people thinking about other things they can set goals around,” said Farmer.
The Project started in 2013. Shooting Star's March contest winners are from Pennsylvania.
Our First Shooting Star Contest Winner!
Breanna in Phoenix won our first goal setting contest, and her story got picked up by the local TV station! The video starts with the reporter, after the anchors have introduced the story. Enjoy!