Congratulations to Elm Street Elementary School fourth grader LaMarcus Idom, who was selected as the next PCLS W-o-W! (Writer-of-the-Week). His teacher, Ms. Tara Belisle, submitted “beautifully written” persuasive essay because “LaMarcus has persevered through many situations and continues to display determination in his school work. He has true talent in writing. He has watched me model what a strong 4th grade essay should include, and he has emulated these skills in his own writing.” LaMarcus 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. LaMarcus will be invited to read from his essay at an upcoming board of education meeting.