Congratulations to Elm Street Elementary School third grader Betel Lopez-Flores, who was selected as the next PCLS W-o-W! (Writer-of-the-Week). Her teacher, Ms. Megan Seibert, submitted her story because “Betel wrote this story on her own time. This was not an assignment. She even included three chapters.” Betel 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. Betel will be invited to read from her story at an upcoming board of education meeting.