Aariana’s teacher, Ms. Natalie Stevens, submitted her writing because “Aariana takes great pride in her writing and works hard to include as many details as possible. She is very receptive to editing suggestions as evidenced by her increasing improvements all year.” Aariana was presented with a certificate of achievement and allowed to choose a prize from the Writer’s Toolbox. The PCLS Curriculum Department/Teaching and Learning Team developed the W-o-W! program to recognize the hard work and creativity of PCLS students. In an effort to help build a community of writers, the team encourages schools to display the W-o-W’s work and asks teachers to use the W-o-W’s work as part of their writing instruction. Aariana will be invited to read her writing at an upcoming board of education meeting.