Would a dance and pizza party motivate your middle-schooler to earn better grades?
Tuesday’s party at the end of classes included a DJ, free pizza, soda and a game room for students who had all A’s.
Students who earned a mix of A’s, B’s and C’s were allowed to join in after the pizza was served, although some A students told the TV station they thought it was unfair to exclude the kids with lower grades.
“The students that don’t get to go end up feeling bad,” said parent Karen Hanlon, whose daughter has learning disabilities and was not invited to the party. Hanlon told The Washington Post that the dance “separates the students into groups” in a school already divided between a highly competitive magnet program and the students who come from the immediate neighborhood.
A spokesperson for Montgomery County Public Schools told FOX 5 that "recognitions are decided at the school level in collaboration with the school community." She suggested parents with questions bring them up with their principal and other officials at their school.