Kindergarten students from Church Hill Elementary School made posters as part of Bus Driver Appreciation Day last week. (contributed photos)
CHURCH HILL — Hawkins County Schools celebrated Bus Driver Appreciation Day on Sept. 12, , and on Tuesday a couple of schools shared photos with the Times-News showing how they made their bus drivers feel appreciated.
Kindergarten students from Church Hill Elementary School made posters in the shape of buses.
“We called them the CHES Express,” said school administrative assistant Wilma Holder. “We put each bus drivers picture and bus number on the buses. The children wrote their name on the back of their bus drivers bus.”
CHES students also covered shoe boxes with blue construction paper and put a picture of a train on them. They filled each box with snacks, a coupon for a free hot fudge cake from Dairy Cup, and a bottle of water that was labeled, "Thanks for keeping us on track."
They also gave each bus driver a pencil box with an ink pen, Post-It notes, bubble gum, mints, hand sanitizer, and Kleenex.
Clinch School celebrated its Bus Driver Appreciation Day Sept. 12 by hanging posters along the walkway and bus stop.
Teachers and staff brought in snacks to fill up bags for each of our drivers.
Principal George Barton bought a gift card for each driver to Burger King, and K-8 students made thank you notes.