To introduce Marlinton Middle School students to the new COPS – Catching Outstanding Productive Students – the faculty dressed as cops. Pictured, front row, l to r: Felicia Smith, Jessica McLaughlin, Jan Jonese, Nebraska Scotchie. Back row: Teresa Rhea, Dustin Lambert, Jennifer McCarty, Jessica McNabb, Tonja Armstrong, Missy Doss and Jared Bennett.

By Eden Lester and
Jaylee Doss
MMS students

Recently at Marlinton Middle School, “Cop- perhead COPS” was begun.

The program was officially kicked off with staff members dressed as “cops” to explain the program.

Copperhead COPS is a system of tickets rewarded to students for doing good things. The students put their tickets into a jar each week and then winners are drawn. If your ticket is drawn, you must have the other half of the ticket to get your prize. The weekly prizes are just small prizes, but at the end of each nine weeks, bigger prizes are up for grabs.

Some of the small prizes are: first in lunch line for a week; CREW 2 passes; extra sign out pass; 10-point extra credit coupons; dismissed one minute early for the bus for three consecutive days; lunch with a teacher; etc.

“COPS” stands for, “Catching Outstanding Productive Students.”

Students earn tickets by being helpful, kind and outstanding!