Elementary School Principal's Page
November 1, 2012
Involving Students In Decision-Making
Every four years our country elects or reelects a President to lead us into the future. As citizens of the United States,we choose to participate in the process and allow for our voices to be heard. In the MRH School District, developing thoughtful citizens is one of our cornerstones and an important aspect of the work we do at MRHE.
Over the next few weeks our students will have the opportunity to explore the political process, learn what it means to be an informed “voter” and cast their votes like so many of us will have the opportunity to do. Our Kids Voting initiative involves every student in our school. This learning experience includes learning about candidates for the Senate, the House of Representatives, the Vice President and President. In addition, our 6th graders will also learn about current issues that voters are considering on November 6th. Our students will then cast their votes. Once all of the votes are tabulated, our students will find out the results of their shared decision making. This is a great opportunity for our students to participate in a process that is a vital part of our citizenship.
Following Election Day, the MRHE school community will celebrate our veterans during the Grandfriends-Veterans Day celebration (November 8th). This special event allows our students the opportunity to say “thank you” to members of our community who sacrificed a great deal for each of us. This special morning
celebration will also provide an opportunity for our students to share with their “grandfriends” what occurs within their classroom. Veterans and “grandfriends” are welcome to join us from 7:30-10:00 am on Thursday, November 8th.
Through these two special events and others throughout the year, our goal is to involve our students in the decision making that many citizens participate in and also demonstrate an appreciation for those who have done so much for each of us.
Over the next two weeks, be sure to ask your child(ren) about their learning and invite them to share about these two important aspects of citizenship.
Respectfully, Jason Adams
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