It Takes A Village

The following message was sent from a GHS teacher/GMS parent to the GCS Food Service Director:

I had to send a message to you about an outstanding GMS cafeteria worker. I have an 8th grade son who often speaks about a cafeteria worker named Stephanie who always gives him and his friends high fives and always asks them about how things are going in school and out of school. It was obvious to me that she goes above and beyond to make middle schoolers feel welcome and appreciated during lunch. However, last night she took that up a level. She found out that the boys were playing a basketball game at Westside and drove to Elkhart to watch them play last night. She even stayed after the game (which we lost) to give them high fives before they boarded the bus.

I’m sorry I don’t know her last name but I wanted to make sure that you knew how much all of the parents really appreciated her supporting our boys last night. It truly means a lot that she took the time out of her evening to watch an 8th grade basketball game. It takes a village to raise a child and I’m happy she’s in our “village”.

Tina Schmucker

The GMS cafeteria worker referenced above is Stephanie Copenhaver.

Greg Beachey, Food Service Director, responded to Mrs. Schmucker with this, “Thank you so much for letting us know. We think Stephanie is an awesome person as well, and are very happy she is part of our team. We are very proud of our food service team at GMS, but it really helps to hear it from a student and parent.”

Thank you to Stephanie and the whole GMS food service team for making your cafeteria such a welcoming place!