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On target at Tackan!

January 8, 2024

“The students we're honoring here today meet and exceed expectations set by our school, parents, and community.”

Those were the words of Tackan Elementary School Principal Matt Furey, as he proudly praised his young students this past Friday, honoring them with Tackan's "On Target" award.

The award doesn't have specific requirements in regards to academics, rather it is given to outstanding students who demonstrate determination, kindness, courage, intelligence and empathy towards their classmates.

"On Target" students meet and exceed expectations set by our school, our community, and our classroom teachers. Students nominated for "On Target" awards embody qualities such as determination, kindness, empathy, courage, honesty, and humility; traits needed to succeed in school, traits we value deeply within the Tackan community, and most importantly traits that will help our students lead fulfilling and successful lives," Mr. Furey explained.

Students were nominated by their teachers for the award and were given a certificate, a pencil, and an Italian ice!


Mr. Furey and on target winner

On Target ceremony

Mr. Furey and On Target winner

Mr. Furey and On Target winner