Utah’s 4th Light­house School

Serve Daily - - LIBERTY SHALL BE MAINTAINED - By Adam Gull

Re­cently, Park fac­ulty, par­ents and stu­dents re­joiced at the won­der­ful news of be­com­ing a Light­house School. When you think of a light­house, you imag­ine a beacon il­lu­mi­nat­ing its light in all di­rec­tions beck­on­ing to the in­com­ing ships there is safety af­ter the storm. A light­house also warns of dan­ger of rocks and other ob­sta­cles that stand in the way of reach­ing the shore.

How fit­ting is it then that Park El­e­men­tary will now stand as a beacon of lead­er­ship in the com­mu­nity of Span­ish Fork? Kids are faced with so much these days that they need some­thing to look to. They need some­where they can go to learn not only aca­demics, but de­velop skills that will pre­pare them for life’s storms and rocky shore­lines. Whether you know Park El­e­men­tary as the school in the mid­dle of town up Cen­ter Street, or you sit nearby dur­ing the Fi­esta Days Pa­rade, or you have played ball at the base­ball di­a­mond, or you were one the thou­sands that at­tended el­e­men­tary here… you KNOW Park El­e­men­tary. When you think of Park El­e­men­tary now, you will know it as a Light­house school that pre­pares lead­ers in ed­u­ca­tion and in the com­mu­nity.

So what does “Light­house School” mean? Sean Covey, Ed­u­ca­tion Prac­tice Leader of Franklin­Covey, states: “The Leader in Me Light­house School ti­tle is awarded by Franklin­Covey to honor the at­tain­ment of a well-rounded lead­er­ship model.” “Light­house Schools serve as mod­els of lead­er­ship and men­tors to other schools. It is sort of like get­ting your black­belt.” “Light­house Schools have achieved ex­tra­or­di­nary re­sults by meet­ing the stan­dards laid out in the Light­house Cri­te­ria. These nine cri­te­ria have been iden­ti­fied as crit­i­cal to the de­vel­op­ment of a lead­er­ship cul­ture.” To learn more, please visit www.the­lead­er­inme. org.

Utah Elks hold 3rd An­nual “Ride of Honor”.

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