The Kindergarten students have been busy spreading their spirit and compassion and changing the world of the residents at Atria Oak Ridge Retirement Community.  The students visited the residents last week and spread joy through holiday songs and also made ornaments for the residents to enjoy. Way to go, Kindergartners!
First grade student Rory Wingo realized that the afternoon helper for her class was not ready at the end of the day so she told the other child she would do her clean up job for her. This is not out of character for Rory!  She often finds jobs that need to be done and just takes a “let me help you” approach to seeing that they get done!  Mrs. Davis loves the way she leads herself, which also sets the tone for leading with others- admirable attitude always!
First grade student Will Eichler often stays behind his class to help put up chairs at the end of the day that have been forgotten.  If someone is absent, he usually helps with those chairs.  His initiative to lead himself in a helpful way makes his classroom a better place!
The second and third grade strings students put on a wonderful concert this week and showed that their hard work and dedication is paying off!  All in attendance were treated to the musical sound and spirit of these young musicians.
Mr. Knox was very proud of fourth grade students Tosh Holdstock, and Andrew Miller for taking the initiative and being very responsible when they made the decision to design their science tree identification quiz for their class.  Another great example of leading themselves and supporting their classmates.
The fifth grade students have once again demonstrated their leadership and compassion with their Heifer Holiday Change for Change Project to support the work of Heifer International.  The students have learned about this organization that empowers people to change their lives by eliminating hunger and poverty. While browsing the Heifer International website, the students learned about different animals the class could choose to donate after they count their contributions on Thursday. We are proud of these young leaders!
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