On Thursday, April 6, Ridge Elementary School held their first Leadership Day, a school-wide initiative centered on “The Seven Habits of Happy Kids.” The program provides children with the tools necessary to develop their leadership skills in school, as well as in all aspects of their lives.
Students greeted guests, led tours, shared information about The Seven Habits and showcased their daily activities. Others shared progress toward their learning goals, completed learning activities, and performed songs about leadership.
“Over the past several months, the Ridge School Lighthouse Team, along with our School Leadership Team worked closely with the students to plan the event,” said Leadership Day coordinator and teacher Malia Tully. “In preparation for the event, the students applied for Leadership Day positions, wrote scripts, and designed interactive presentations.”
Leadership Day provided students with the opportunity to showcase their leadership abilities to guests including, members of the Longwood Board of Education and Central Administration, teachers, elected officials, civic leaders and community members.
Funded through the District’s School Climate Transformation Grant, the Leader in Me program teaches students to lead their lives with confidence and independence while working well with others to make meaningful contributions at school, home and in the community. The initiative is in 2,000 elementary and middle schools across the United States, Canada and around the world.
Pictured: Ridge Elementary School students greet guests with posters relating to “The Seven Habits of Happy Kids.”