Lily lands on the Honor Roll

Lily, a 13-year old 7th grader at Holton Middle School wanted to sign up for Project FOCUS because she thought it would “help her a lot.” According to Carlos
Flores, the Site Coordinator at Holton Middle School, they enrolled Lily in the program this past fall, her first time with Project FOCUS.

“We want to make sure our students are at grade level for reading and math. When Lily signed up, we checked her grades, as we do with everybody, and worked on weekly goals”

Lily worked really hard, doing extra work at home logging her reading time, and in the first marking period, for the first time in her middle school career, earned her way on to the honor roll. Lily says she was not a great reader before this, but now she really enjoys it. The staff at Project FOCUS helped her improve her grades by assisting with missing assignments and utilizing the built-in homework help time at FOCUS, which she attends every Monday – Thursday. Lily says making the honor roll makes her feel happy and that her parents are “real proud of her.” She
thinks other kids should join Project FOCUS because “they are really helpful and we can have fun too.” We couldn’t agree more!

Project FOCUS at Holton Middle School is for sixth through eighth grade students. Programming runs Mondays through Thursdays, from 2:35 – 5:10 pm daily (1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 1:10 – 3:40 pm). For an application form, contact Carlos Flores, Site Coordinator at (231) 821-1775 or