Weems Shows Off New School Uniforms, A Gift from Ellen DeGeneres
– September 4, 2013 10:04 am
MANASSAS, Va. – Last year, Weems Elementary School in Manassas received a donation from the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Shutterfly to promote the new uniform initiative at the school.
On the first day of school Tuesday, students at Weems walked the red carpet showing off those new uniforms to proud teachers, parents and community members.
“For several years we have been modeling school pride by wearing our colors,” said Principal David Rupert. “Last year, with the support of the PTO, school board, and parents we adopted a uniform policy.”
Students displaying red, khaki, black, navy and white filled the halls, classrooms and cafeteria of Weems. Along with the uniforms, children wore all different types of shoes, hair accessories and even belts showing off a lot of personal style.
Weems is the only elementary in Manassas with a uniform. Implementing the school uniform was decision made last year at the school.
The $50,000 donation allowed all the students to receive two uniforms free of charge. Principal Rupert said around 100 students still need to pick up their uniforms from the school, but overall the student body was showing “Wildcat Pride.”
“It made my heart flutter to see them all today,” said Rupert. “The kids seem to really enjoy it. They feel and look good!”
The Wildcat is the school mascot. Weems Elementary is home to 685 students and is one of five elementary schools in Manassas.