Pointview Pep Rally Inspires Students to Join Leadership Teams

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Principal Sherry Birchem addressed Pointview students during the Leadership Teams pep rally.



On Tuesday afternoon, October 25, Pointview Elementary students gathered in the gymnasium for a pep rally to kick off their 2016-2017 Leadership Teams project.  The children learned from enthusiastic teachers about teams they could join, including Lighthouse (Leadership Team), Technology (Makerspace), Arts & Crafts, Think Win-Win (community service), Green & Clean,

Mentoring Team (capped at grades 3-5), Positive/Proactive Team, Newspaper, Game Club, Reader’s Theatre, Cheer, Yoga & Mindfulness, and Playground & Recess.  Leadership Teams will meet starting November 4 and thereafter on every other “E-Day” afternoon. 

This marks the beginning of Pointview’s Leader in Me school initiative.  Last May, the school received a grand from Leader.org (I am a Leader Foundation) totaling $40,288.18.  This funding will allow Pointview to become the first school in Westerville to implement The Leader in Me program by Franklin Covey, which promotes the 7 Habits – Be Proactive; Begin with the End in Mind; Put First Things First; Think Win-Win; Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood; Synergize; and Sharpen the Saw.  All of these habits encourage student leadership and empower children to own their learning and behavior.