Students and staff from Abbey Lane and Summit Lane elementary schools presented their character education programs at the March 9 Levittown Board of Education meeting.
Students from Abbey Lane and Summit Lane elementary schools highlighted their character education programs at the Levittown Board of Education meeting on March 9. During the "Cultivating Upstanding Behavior" presentation, the two schools showcased initiatives to combat bullying and create positive learning environments.
Abbey Lane Get a Voice Club members Maks Gospodarzec and Maria Kerr, along with their advisers Lindsay Grand and Tara O'Connor, talked about the student-led character education lessons. Activities include chalk the walk, kind or squish, spread the happy and web of compliments.?
The school holds Get a Voice Day once a month. Fifth grade members of the club lead the lessons in the younger grades, which are often based on books that have positive messages. The purpose of the club is to build a school community where all students feel safe, valued, respected and connected to each other.
Summit Lane students Mari Stella Chi, Benjamin Desposorio, Adrianne Faith and Sofia Mann highlighted the Pride program, which focuses on patience, respect, integrity, determination and excellence. The school's student government serve as its pride leaders and are role models of these positive character attributes.
At Summit Lane, students wear orange every Friday as a symbol of kindness. Pride leaders have spearheaded many charitable endeavors including a holiday toy drive, toiletry drive for veterans and pajama drive for children in hospitals. Overseeing the Pride program are advisers Maureen McLaughlin, Jennifer O'Brien and Meghan Ruane.
Summit Lane students Mari Stella Chi, Benjamin Desposorio, Adrianne Faith and Sofia Mann highlighted the Pride program.
Abbey Lane Get a Voice Club members Maks Gospodarzec and Maria Kerr talked about student-led character education lessons.