Bring Up Grades (BUG)

Bring Up Grades or BUG is a Kiwanis program designed to provide recognition to students who raise their grades into an acceptable range and maintain or continue to raise them from one grading period to the next. Recognition includes being placed on the school’s BUG Honor Roll; a pizza, ice cream or other food-themed party; and presentation of certificates and buttons.

The Arlington Kiwanis Foundation supports a BUG program for fourth and fifth grade students at Arlington Elementary School.

Our Kiwanis Club helps support the BUG program at the school. The club plans BUG recognition events, provides awards, and establishes partnerships with local community businesses to secure support for the program. Sponsoring businesses have the option of providing coupons, giveaways, or food for BUG parties.

The teacher establishes a base line grade for each student during the first grading period.

Students are honored each grading period thereafter if they maintain their grades and raise one grade.

A SUPER BUG also is honored as part of this program. A super BUG is a student who served as a mentor assisting others in achieving their goals of bringing up one grade.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this project and helping us expand this important educational initiative, or if you are a principal at an elementary school in the 32211 or 32277 zip code and you are interested in participating in our Bring Up Grades Project, please send email to Michael Rouse, Treasurer.