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December 2, 2011

December Newsletter

As the end of the year and winter break approach, I notice that our teachers’ commitment in teaching students to be caring individuals is much more evident in student behavior. This is just one of the many reasons why MRHE is such a great school. The students, teachers and parents work together to form such a great partnership in learning. With this collaboration, the problem solving and learning that can happen is unbelievable! While we have a strong dedication to academic rigor at MRHE, we also focus extremely hard promoting positive character development in our students.

As part of our daily morning routine, students are reminded to “follow the 6 Star Expectations and ABCs for Learning in everything that they do.”  This pledge reminds them of the daily character expectations that we have at our school that also directly correlate to those of good citizens and scholars. As many of you already know, the 6 Star Expectations are: Respectful, Responsible, Caring, Cooperative, Safe, and Scholarly. The ABCs for Learning are: Awareness of what you are doing and why, do your Best, and Complete/Check all your work. Additionally, teachers and counselors work with the students on an on-going basis to directly tie these characteristics in their teaching.

Throughout our school, many positive office referrals are posted to reinforce the importance of being a good citizen. Additionally, students are exposed to wonderful weekly Morning Gatherings that build school community, recognize students demonstrating growth in character
traits, and reinforce teaching of these
skills.

Many teachers use Love & Logic techniques with our students to develop and instill a sense of autonomy and responsibility. We know the development of positive character traits, combined with our strong commitment to academic excellence, is providing our students with the skills they need for future success.

Undoubtedly, without your support in our efforts, this could not be possible. Thank you!

Tony

 

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