Arthur Middleton Elementary School Principal Greg Miller, far left, accepts a $2,500 donation from Big Lots Inc. to the school from Paul Bergen, district manager of the Waldorf store, far right. Also pictured are Jacquelyn White, reading resource teacher at Middleton, second from left, and Middleton Vice Principal Patricia Mooring, second from right. (Submitted photo)
WALDORF, Md. (Aug. 24, 2009)—Arthur Middleton Elementary School in Waldorf received a $2,500 donation on Friday, Aug. 14, from Big Lots, Inc., a local wholesale store that recently opened in the St. Charles community.
Middleton Principal Greg Miller and Vice Principal Patricia Mooring accepted the donation from Paul Bergen, district manager of the Waldorf store, during a grand opening ceremony held at the store.
Bergen said Big Lots, Inc. chose Middleton as the donation recipient because the company wanted to support and contribute to its closest neighborhood school. Miller said he plans to use the donation funds to support Middletons Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program.