Park Elementary featured at Nebo board meeting
At the Nebo School District Office, a firm handshake, eye contact and a simple greeting such as, “Hello! Welcome to Board Meeting,” is what every visitor and district staff encountered from 13 Park Student Leaders at the Sept. 9 Board of Education meeting.
Students and staff had the privilege to present the good things happening at Spanish Fork’s Park Elementary School. Everything presented was centered on the Leader in Me program.
Lily Stutz, a sixth-grade student, started things off by sharing her experiences in Leader in Me and with the 7 Habits. These habits provide a sound education for setting goals in life. Lily also mentioned how she loves reading.
Principal Ryan Kay presented the Leader in Me program and the Three Wildly Important Goals (WIGS) focused on by Park Elementary:
1. 90 percent of students will read at grade level, and 100 percent of students will make one year’s academic growth. 2. 93 percent on-time attendance. 3. 80 percent of all students will earn a Golden Panther Paw.
Esther Wirfs explained the new Leadership Academy class students will attend once a week. Students will continue to expand their knowledge of the 7 Habits and Leader in Me as well as learn about leaders in music, art, history and much, much more.
Heidi Cook represented the School Community Council and expressed her love for the Leader in Me program and how it has helped in the growth and success of her children and family. To cap the evening off, the third-grade students sang three habit songs that brought smiles and applause from those that experienced the joy of our student leaders.
Third-grade students from Park Elementary School in Spanish Fork sang songs as part of a presentation highlighting Park Elementary programs during a meeting of the Nebo School District Board of Education.