St. John’s parent presents “7 things I wish I knew when I was your age”

Because our students spend so much time in school, St. John’s offers a critically important opportunity to ensure that all students get the support and help them need to reach their full potential.

Through our Personal, Social and Physical Education Curriculum, classroom lessons, assemblies and guest speakers, we have the means to bring this message again and again to our young learners.

St. John’s Elementary School embraces character education and strives to become a place people want to be because we bring out the best in everyone.

To be effective in any school, character education must involve everyone—school staff, parents, students, and community members—and be part of every school day. It must be integrated into the curriculum as well as school culture. When this happens and school communities unite around developing character, schools see amazing results.

This is exactly what happened when a special member of our school community, mother and professional Erika Gibson addressed the Elementary students at an assembly on May 14. Mrs. Gibson’s presentation emphasized seven important strategies that she believes will empower each of us to be major contributors to society.  The message inspired us all to live the values we honor:  integrity, respect and companionship.

Take a few minutes to watch Mrs. Gibson’s powerful message and discussion to our students. Take time to talk to your families about these suggestions and how everyone can take them on. The presentation can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/Bwa2utmb4ZY

Thank you to Mrs. Gibson!

By Johanna Bambridge, ES principal