Williston Central School students are SMART!
Maddie Collins & Katie Usher
Friday, September 2, 2011
On the first Friday of the school year, all of WCS went to an assembly regarding the school environment. It was lead by many of the school’s leaders. In the beginning of the assembly we discussed school activities and opportunities for students. We also discussed the new expectations called SMART.
There are many opportunities for students in the school in which to participate. Some of them are sports related while others are extracurricular activities. Also, there are leadership groups that help make the school a healthier environment. Some of the leadership groups are LUCA (Leave Us Clean Air)and VKAT (Vermont Kids Against Tobacco) deal with drugs and alcohol. AWOD (A World Of Difference) deals with school wide issues, and LEAD (Leadership Education Against Drugs) which covers many topics relating middle school issues. Those are only a few of the many options for students.
The new expectaions called SMART stand for Safe, Mindful, Accepting, Respectful, and Truthful. As a reward, if an adult in the school notices a student being SMART they will give you a “SMART cell”. “SMART cells” are small marbles. When you receive a “SMART cell” you put it in a receptacle in your classroom. When your classroom receptacle is full it then gets poured into “The Brain”. The Brain is a large brain shaped container that gets filled with “SMART cells”. When The Brain is full the entire school gets to celebrate with a special reward. The first time the brain gets full, the school gets to have extra recess. Then the reward will be chosen by the student council.
This assembly introduced new ideas to the school. We think that the new changes will be excellent for our school environment. So far, it has had a great turnout.