650 Kids Enter Names in Contest
Contest Promotes Positive Behavior Among Bus Riders
Students are safely riding school busses this fall, because a little bee told them how, and in return the students named him Ziggy.
The Poudre School District Transportation Department recently held a contest to name a bee displayed on safety posters.
Ziggy’s name was selected from 650 entries in the contest designed to promote positive, safe behavior among the 6,000 elementary students who ride busses to district schools each day. Every Poudre School District bus displays safety posters with a little bus bee who reminds riders to Bee respectful, Use inside voices and remember that Safety comes first. The transportation department captured student interest with a contest to name the bus bee.
So many students submitted names that an election was held to decide between Baxter, Bert, Bee Zee Cosmo, and Ziggy. The winning name was submitted by Irish Elementary 6th-grader Monica Vargas.
Runners up were O’Dea Core Knowledge Elementary 6th-grader Cristian Cuevas, Irish Elementary 4th-grader Denice Lastra, and Cache La Poudre Elementary students Mariah Romero and Myah Boehnke. Finalists received a gift certificate from Toys R Us.
The contest was part of PSD’s Positive Behavior Support framework. PBS incorporates a broad range of strategies for increasing academic achievement, pro-social behaviors, and safety in schools. For more information about riding buses in PSD, contact Connie Lyle at 490-3232.