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New Book Vending Machines Serve as Incentive for Achievement, RAMS Behavior, Attendance


In an effort to provide a reward incentive for HES & HECC students, the Highlands K-4 PTO and Elementary School MTSS Interventionist Mrs. Megan Zendarski wrote a DONORS Choose school project for two Inchy’s Bookworm vending machines. Through the donations of parents and community members and the PTO, as well as having a matching donor in the Perry & Donna Golkin Family Foundation, the project was fully funded at a cost of $9,563.06!


We are very thankful to the following for their generous donations:


The Perry & Donna Golkin Family Foundation

The Highlands K-4 PTO

Melissa Roenigk

Brittany Jewart

Sally Coyne

Sarah Witucki

Erina Ratliff

Laura Butler

John Mesko

Kristen McIntire

Jennifer Bonnett


The students will be able to earn a coin for a new book from the vending machine through displaying RAMS behavior, academic achievement, and good attendance. "We want to encourage a life-long love of reading with this book vending machine and are excited to add something new to the HECC and HES to support our students," said Mrs. Zendarski.