Glenwood School opens post office

March 8, 2014 

Some people say that the art of letter writing is a thing of the past. Most people just send an e-mail or text message in this technological age we live in, rather than take the time to compose and send a letter. Students at Glenwood School are making an effort to change that. Beginning January 2014, the Glenwood School's elementary students created a functioning post office. Students, as well as parents, are able to write and send letters, cards and postcards to fellow students, faculty and staff. Students who were interested in a position with the post office was asked to complete a job application, obtain two teacher references and take an online postal exam. Those students who scored 80 percent or better on the exam were able to advance to a job interview conducted by Assistant Headmaster Dr. Julie Graham and Smiths Station Postmaster Rick Musser. Based on interview skills, applications and references, the postal staff was chosen. Those selected were sworn in during a ceremony at Glenwood's weekly chapel service by Musser and the Manager of Post Office Operations, Area 4, Alabama District, Ron Davis. Students took an oath and received certificates from the U.S. Postal Service. Members of the postal staff are from left,front row, from left, Macie Fanning, Caroline Wash, Katelyn Blackshear, Holden Tate, Grayson Eichelberger, and Brandon Fulone; back row, Ron Davis, Rick Musser, Mae'Kala McCoy, Hannah Hall, Cade Morris, Carter Copeland, and Alexander Dimico.

Some people say that the art of letter writing is a thing of the past. Most people just send an e-mail or text message in this technological age we live in, rather than take the time to compose and send a letter. Students at Glenwood School are making an effort to change that. Beginning January 2014, the Glenwood School's elementary students created a functioning post office. Students, as well as parents, are able to write and send letters, cards and postcards to fellow students, faculty and staff. Students who were interested in a position with the post office was asked to complete a job application, obtain two teacher references and take an online postal exam. Those students who scored 80 percent or better on the exam were able to advance to a job interview conducted by Assistant Headmaster Dr. Julie Graham and Smiths Station Postmaster Rick Musser. Based on interview skills, applications and references, the postal staff was chosen. Those selected were sworn in during a ceremony at Glenwood's weekly chapel service by Musser and the Manager of Post Office Operations, Area 4, Alabama District, Ron Davis. Students took an oath and received certificates from the U.S. Postal Service. Members of the postal staff are from left,front row, from left, Macie Fanning, Caroline Wash, Katelyn Blackshear, Holden Tate, Grayson Eichelberger, and Brandon Fulone; back row, Ron Davis, Rick Musser, Mae'Kala McCoy, Hannah Hall, Cade Morris, Carter Copeland, and Alexander Dimico.

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