Tagged “Sustainability”

School Leadership and Collaboration Drives Student Success

Youngsville Elementary/Middle School, Youngsville, P.A.
 

Youngsville Elementary/Middle School was recognized as one of Pennsylvania's Schools to Watch. The school was chosen for its outstanding school leadership and collaboration among its students and staff. Youngsville is a positive learning environment where eveyone'e enthusiastic attitudes drive success.
 

School Prepares Students to be Good Leaders and Future Citizens

Russell Middle School, Colorado Springs, C.O.
 

The community of Russell Middle School sought to be the change they desired to achieve; to “live out loud” by a set of principles worthy to be carried forward to the next generation. They wanted to know that their students were prepared, not only to be good citizens in the future, but also to grow into leaders today. Since its beginning, the integration of the character education program has been an integral component of the universal school improvement process.
 

New Education Strategies Create Districtwide Changes

Hamilton City School District, Hamiliton, O.H.
 

During the 2005 school year, Janet Baker, Hamilton City School District's superintendent, decided to require character education in all buildings and departments in the district. Each building principal or department head developed strategies to intentionally model and teach character and to monitor the strategies' implementation. A district-level position, director of social responsibility, was appointed in the spring of 2007 to oversee this growing initiative. Next, Hamilton created an infrastructure designed to include adults as character role models, elicit strong community support, and increase involvement from social service agencies and business partners.
 

School Environment gives School Community a Strong Sense of Belonging

Henry Raab Elementary School, Belleville, I.L.

 

Under direction from the principal, Henry Raab Elementary School formed a Leadership Team (LT). It was this collaborative group that identified the school's core values, mission and vision, and school pledge. As its program strengthened its focus on core values, staff began looking for other ways to enhance the school environment. Through surveys and discussions, the main goal became to ensure that all members of the school community felt a strong sense of belonging. The school also began focusing on teamwork and intrinsic recognition. HRES's celebrations ensure that no child is left out. Core values and teamwork are the focus of each day.
 

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