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Inaugural Leadership Day celebrates success at Acres Green Elementary

Students, parents and staff celebrated the first annual Leadersihp Day at Acres Green Elementary School on May 21. The school has adopted the Leader in Me model, which is based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®.

Canned food drive
Synergy games
Leadership panel
Sharpen the Saw

The day was filled with exciting leadership opportunities. First, Acres Green staff and students celebrated the accomplishment of collecting 4,890 cans of food for the Fresh Harvest Food Bank at a student-led assembly. Then student mentors and mentees shared this year's accomplishments and goals documented in their Leadership notebooks.  They also participated in Synergy games and a Leadership panel consisting of community members. The culminating activity was painting and illustrating Stephen Covey's 7 habits on 2' by 8' boards to enhance our outdoor environment.
 

June 4, 2014 | By SCPaulsen | Category: Acres Green Elementary School, Elementary Education

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