Tapp Middle School Students Honored by Breakfast with Powder Springs Mayor 

In addition to helping students succeed academically, teachers and parents at Tapp Middle School are helping students develop positive character traits.  

Tapp’s character education program encourages students to demonstrate school P.R.I.D.E.: Personal Best, Respect, Integrity, Determination, and Effort. 

Every six weeks, teachers nominate their students who exemplify one of the school’s five character traits, and those students are celebrated at a breakfast with Powder Springs Mayor Al Thurman. In addition to being honored at the breakfast, students also receive other incentives and are entered into a drawing for an end-of-the-year prize to recognize them as being Tapp role models. 

To help motivate Tapp students to demonstrate P.R.I.D.E., Tapp staff members—from teacher to custodian—recently wrote words of affirmation to line the school halls.  

Tapp parents also joined in to share their positive affirmations with students. The teachers and parents were leading by example and showing the students that they are engaged and care about the success of Tapp students.