Cheviot School hosted Leadership Day to celebrate its Leader in Me program and the student leaders on campus. Launched during the 2015-16 school year, the program teaches 21st century leadership and life skills rooted in seven habits:
- Be proactive.
- Begin with the end in mind.
- Put first things first.
- Think win-win.
- Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
- Sharpen the saw.
Students strive to live the habits every day by doing their homework before playing (put first things first), being good listeners (seek first to understand, then to be understood) and various other activities.
“We have to live the seven habits and be an example for our kids,” states one parent of kindergartners at Cheviot.
The day started with guests being greeted by the Student Lighthouse Team, a group of student leaders from all grade levels. The team meets weekly to talk about leadership opportunities. In addition, the students organize service learning and fundraising activities throughout the year, such as lemonade stands, bake sales and visits to local nursing homes.
The Student Lighthouse Team members gave a brief presentation about the history of the school. The presentation was followed by a musical performance of a West African song, school tours and more.
To learn more and keep up with Cheviot Elementary School, visit http://cheviot.cps-k12.org.