At the Nebo School District Office, a firm handshake, eye contact, and a simple greeting such as— “Hello! Welcome to Board Meeting.” is what every visitor and district staff encountered from 13 Park Student Leaders at the most recent board meeting on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.
Students and staff had the privilege to present the good things happening at Park Elementary. Everything presented was centered on the Leader in Me.
Lily Stutz, a sixth-grade student, started things off by sharing her experiences of “Leader in Me” and the 7 Habits. These habits provide a sound education for setting goals in life. Lily also mentioned how she loves reading.
Principal Kay presented the Leader in Me program and the Three Wildly Important Goals (WIGS), focused on by Park Elementary.
1. 90% of students will read at grade level, and 100% of students will make one year’s academic growth.
2. 93% on time attendance.
3. 80% of all students will earn a Golden Panther Paw.
Esther Wirfs explained the new Leadership Academy class where students will attend once a week. Students will continue to expand their knowledge of the 7 Habits, Leader in Me, and also learn about leaders in music, art, history, and much, much more.
Heidi Cook represented our School Community Council and expressed her love for the Leader in Me and how it has helped in the growth and success of her children and family.
To cap the evening off, our third-grade students sang three habit songs that brought smiles and applause from those that experienced the joy of our student leaders.
A School Board night with leaders among leaders.
Congratulations to Ryan Kay for answering this week’s “Where Are We Wednesday?” challenge.