Tuscaloosa City Schools

Centeral Elementary and Westlawn Middle School have been given the Class Schools of Distinction Award.

Central Elementary School starts off each and every week with a pep rally on Monday morning to motivate their students to do their best.

Central Principal Monte Linebarger said the school brings in a speaker every morning.

“You know we’ve had everyone from (Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt) Maddox to (Magistrate Judge John) England and they come in and they motivate our boys and girls on how to be a champion,” he said.

Staff members and students also help with this production. Justin Bowden, a fifth grader at Central, helps run the music while some of his friends help run the camera and speak.

Central is a feeder school for Westlawn Middle School, which also has a program to be celebrated.

“The Restorative Justice Program is a powerful program that helps us to approach school behavior in discipline in a very powerful and collaborative manor,” Dr. Tiffany Davis, Westlawn’s principal, said.

Aldric Bennett, Westlawn’s assistant principal, expressed how great it was for the students to receive this award.

With this award we realized that our students are just as powerful and empowered as any other students,” he said.

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