The Importance of Leadership

All K-6 grade students are explicitly taught developmentally appropriate leadership skills for success. Being a leader helps students give back to our school community and in turn helps them take pride in their school.

Our younger students all have class jobs where they are learning the importance of responsibility and dependability. As students transfer to the intermediate grades, students are encouraged to take part in school wide clubs and activities to practice their leadership skills. Sixth graders take part in The Student Leadership Project, where students apply for a specific position in the building. Some example positions might be: tutor; recycling team; office assistant; Mr. Cubby; and morning announcements. Students report to their earned job once or twice a week for approximately 20 minutes. Students learn the importance of having a strong work ethic, how to deal with conflict, and the dedication needed to have a job.