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Hickman County Elementary was transformed overnight into the most student-friendly military fort ever thanks to the efforts of the entire HCES faculty and staff.

Using the military for this year’s testing theme, students entering HCES Tuesday could see a tank, Uncle Sam, a jeep, and hallways filled with camouflage.   The HCES staff stayed after school Monday to decorate the school in what has become an annual tradition for the school’s teachers and staff.   Even the cafeteria became a military mess hall, while the office was changed into the command post for testing.

Students marveled at the school’s camo-based make-over on Tuesday, which was complete with an Uncle Sam requesting that students “do their best,” a tank in the front lobby of the school, boxes of military supplies throughout the building, and camo everywhere.  

The students received another surprise on Wednesday – the first day of the state K-PREP assessment – as all the staff was dressed ready for battle in camouflage T shirts.   “The entire staff loves decorating the school because we love seeing the reactions of the students as they enter the building,” said Richard Todd, HCES principal.  “Last year, we had a super hero theme, and it was amazing.  We think we may have topped it this year.”   

Todd added that the make-over of the school has become a team-building event for the staff as well.  “We have a building full of people that want to do what is best for kids.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
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