Digital Diner - Grand Opening

The Digital Diner Grand Opening was held on Friday, September 30.  It looks great and already showcases the talent and dedication of so many of our wonderful faculty, staff, and students.  I can't wait to use it with the students next week.

Lowe's Toolbox for Education provided the funding for the diner booths, signs, tabletop jukeboxes (that play iPods or iPads), and a Wifi access point (coming soon).  Daniel Aycock, from Lowe's, was a tremendous help along the way.  He even personally delivered the neon diner sign hanging above the booths the day before the opening. 

This was truly a team effort.  The idea for the diner came from Chrissie Willett, 2nd grade teacher, who saw something similar at another school during the Blue Ribbon Schools conference last year.  Putting ours together, I had the help of talented WGS artists and crafters, including Patrick Duggan, Mickey Johnson, Nancy Brooks, and Lisa Campbell. The booths came from A Moment in Time Retro Design, who graciously agreed to accept our school's P.O. even though it's not their normal policy.

 I enjoyed my visit to the Digital Diner at WGS today! It is awesome and so is Mrs. Whitt! Congratulations! 

It was such a thrill to see our retirees back for the grand opening.  Even students I saw in town over the weekend were talking about how great it was to see Ms. Maness, our retired principal who led WGS to excellence every year, Mrs. Kilpatrick, our retired Kindergarten Queen, and Ms. Carr, the world's best librarian and all around inspiring, fun person.

Vickey Sullivan, Mary Frances Carr, Lorraine Boone, Barbara Maness,
Susan Kilpatrick, Karen Jensen, and Nancy Brooks

enjoying the digital snacks and ice cream sundae cupcakes in our
Bulldog Digital Diner

Awesome sign created by Patrick Duggan, our custodian. 
He is enrolled in the Teacher Education program,
and will make an excellent art teacher!


Mickey Johnson, the Daycare Teacher, created these
adorable WGS mascots for the diner.

Nancy Brooks and Lisa Campbell created the fun
ice cream soda decoration for the doors into the library.
Nancy thinks of everything, including using a brown pipe cleaner for
the stem on the cherry.  She is our expert on-staff crafter!


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