Hillcrest School is in full swing as we approach the end of September.We have an ambitious group of students guided by a professional and positive staff. In a short time, we’ve gotten through first day jitters, our first fire drill, Student Council and Green Team meetings, MAP and AIMSweb testing, and have introduced a new format for our Morning Announcements. Morning Announcements include the Pledge of Allegiance, Birthday Celebrations, a Special Awareness of the Monthly Character Trait, and Important Daily Announcements. Once per month, various students from all grade levels will have an opportunity to share their thoughts about each character trait via the announcements.
Speaking of character traits, staff focus on ALL of these ALL of the time as they teach, have classroom meetings, small group sessions, and as they move through their daily routines to build those very important teacher-student relationships. While viewing all of the traits as important and necessary life skills, we do pay special attention to one trait throughout each month.
Here's our plan:
Respect - October; Responsibility - November; Honesty - Dec/ January;
Caring - February; Cooperation - March; Environment - April; Citizenship - May