Photo provided by MELANIE JOHNSTON -- Students in Catherine Campbell’s first-grade class receive a trophy for being chosen as the SWAMP Stomp Class for following the school’s Positive Behavior Incentive Support expectations. Students, first row from left, are Soniyah Braxton, Dejah Hano, Ro'keria Navarre, Vincent Rivere, Azyana Junior and Joshua Clabaugh; second row, Sha'Niya Dokes, Jayden Lee, Jaylan James, Jonisha Montgomery, Keira Foster, Dorin Sellers, Cardae Brister, Jose Gonzalez and Juanfernando Contreras; and third row, Caleb Allmand, Zamaria Zanders, Kaleb Campbell, Jekira Foxworth, Catherine Campbell and Alana Price.

Independence Elementary announced the first “Swamp Stomp Class.”

Independence Elementary is using a swamp theme this year, which stands for School-Wide Achievement of Mastery and Perseverance, a news release from the school said.

Catherine Campbell’s first-grade class was nominated as the Swamp Stomp Class for following the school’s Positive Behavior Incentive Support expectations. The expectations are: to be there, participate, choose that positive attitude and make someone’s day. All of the students are working towards mastery on the next iLEAP and LEAP tests and perseverance through problem solving, the release said.

Each class nominated is presented with a Swamp Stomp trophy to display in the classroom for one week.