Pawsitive Impact at Piedmont Elementary


Teachers at a Jefferson County Elementary School are taking extra steps to better influence students' lives. The Piedmont Elementary School teachers have formed a group called Pawsitive Impact.

They help families with items they may need throughout the year like food, shoes and clothes. They raise the money through creative, fun things like paying ten dollars to wear jeans for a week, and a Christmas store where parents can shop for presents.

Kindergarten Teacher Ragan Long says, "It's important for our families to know we care about their kids beyond their academic needs. So we care about them emotionally, physically because all of that works together to make their academic success."

They have a food distribution twice a year for families and hand out coats for kids who don't have them.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 232124681