(Re: “Honor roll discontinued for middle grades,” Nov. 23, 2017) You can still reward students, acknowledge and praise them for their good work.
Your children are so much more than a status. They can be praised for their efforts and good work without needing a label or status attached. ...

     And without the honor roll, acknowledgement of hard work will cease to exist? No it won’t. And the world will not end. And all the kids formerly on the honor roll won’t suddenly start failing and drop out of school. ...

— Tanya Swagel Hansen

     To read the entire letter, see the Dec.7, 2017 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.