"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”—John F. Kennedy
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. Those that passed through couldn’t help but smile to such a greeting.
Students and staff had the privilege to present the good things happening at Park Elementary. And everything presented was centered on the Leader in Me.
Lily Stutz, a 6th grade student, started things off by sharing her experiences with the Leader in Me in her schooling, the 7 Habits and how they have helped her in her education and setting goals in life. Lily also mentioned how she Loves reading.
Mr. Kay talked more to the Leader in Me and the 3 Wildly Important Goals or WIGS, we have here at Park.
- 90% of students will read at grade level and 100% of students will make one year’s academic growth
- 93% on time attendance
- 80% of all students will earn a Golden Panther Paw
Esther Wirfs explained the new Leadership Academy class students will attend once a week. Students will continue to grow their knowledge in the 7 Habits, Leader in Me, but 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 kids 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.
It was a night of leaders among leaders.