Schallert Elementary teachers got together for a team-building activity recently. During this activity, teachers painted ceiling tiles with positive messages that promote literacy.

Schallert Elementary teachers believe that reading is so important. At Schallert Elementary, we are always promoting literacy and encourage our students to read, according to school officials.

The tiles with positive messages will be hung over the holidays waiting for students to enter the building on Jan. 3, after Christmas break.

Students returning can look up and see the positive messages as they walk through the hallways.