This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Some of you may know that my children are homeschooled.  In our case, because of our state’s requirements, we still have a relationship with our local school district.  I have found that over the years our school district has been extremely helpful and receptive to me being a homeschooler as well as to my children.  The biggest instance of this that stands out to me is in regard to my oldest son.  

Joe on speech day

Even though he never attended the school he still participated in a Senior Project and fulfilled all of the requirements of the school district to receive a diploma from them.  At the end of his senior year there was a bit of a personal turmoil going on in our lives and when the time came to receive his diploma we hit a snafu…..fast forward to last year when he was applying to colleges and needed his diploma…I went into a total panic.  I knew he hadn’t received it and he had just a few days to produce it for the institution he wanted to attend.  We have a bad habit of working backward.  We get something when we need it instead of being prepared (but that’s a whole other story!).  I called the school district on his behalf and told them what was going on.  I thankfully had all of his records and was able to fax them any information they needed.  They told me that they would get him a diploma in time for him to start school that semester but a few days went by and we hadn’t heard back from them. I was starting to sweat….and so was my son.  
Joe on graduation day

But then…he got a phone call to come to the high school principal’s office (this made me laugh because…well, he was homeschooled so this was his first time in that type of situation!).  He went right away and much to my surprise, about 30 minutes later he returned home with a REAL, oh yes!, GENUINE Diploma with his name engraved on it and a tassel! He told me they also took a picture of him in a cap and gown receiving the diploma from the principal.  While I wasn’t there (which made me CRY) I was so happy for him and the fact that they did all of this on their own to make it special for him truly made me realize even more how great of a town we live in and how wonderful our local school district is.  Our town isn’t the wealthiest (that’s the town next door!) but they do what they can with the funds they receive and to be able to help them in some way with a nomination to the Walmart Tyson Project A+™ campaign makes me feel good and is easy to do.  

Tyson Project A+ TM

Not only is the nomination process easy but anyone can collect Tyson Project A+™ labels from participating packages like  this one I cut off of my Tyson® Fun Nuggets from Walmart.

Dinosaur Fun

Every time a label is submitted Tyson® will give the school cash that the school can use for whatever it needs or wants – how awesome is that?!? 

How To Nominate Your School in Tyson Project A+™

  1. Visit Walmart.com/ProjectA+
  2. Nominate your school by sharing why your school needs a head start on collecting Tyson Project A+™ labels.
  3. Once you submit your reason, you will get the option to share your post on your personal social feeds to drive your community’s involvement.
  4. The school with the most nominations will receive a packet of labels worth $1,000 to help their school get a head start on collecting Tyson Project A+™ labels and find out all the other products that have these labels. 

I can’t wait to collect more labels for my local school district! 

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and text are all mine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and text are all mine.