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Leader in Me

Welcome Whitmore Familes

Each new school year brings opportunities; opportunities for academic growth but also opportunities for growth in all areas of development. Although children must be knowledgeable when they graduate, they must also be healthy, engaged, responsible, and caring people.

The Leader in Me provides our school with the vision and language to lead the school in a way that addresses all areas of development. As each child discovers and develops his/her unique gifts and talents, they are given opportunities to lead. As leaders, they become active, engaged partners in their own education and their self-confidence, responsibility, and initiative grows. The children quickly understand the benefits of different gifts and talents; they learn to listen to new ideas, work together to achieve results, and motivate one another to be the best.

Your students will be taught the 7 Habits:

Habit 1 Be Proactive
Habit 2 Begin With the End in Mind
Habit 3 Put First Things First
Habit 4 Think Win-Win
Habit 5 Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Habit 6 Synergize
Habit 7 Sharpen the Saw

Using the 7 Habits:

Habit 1: Be Proactive by:
Making recess fun for everyone
Making good choices, even when nobody is watching

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind by:
Knowing the rules before you play!

Habit 3: Put First Things First by:
Remembering safety comes first!

Habit 4: Think Win-Win by:
Playing fair and including everyone!

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood by:

Habit 6: Synergize by:
Working together!
T.E.A.M : Together Everyone Achieves More!

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw by:
Exercising, laughing, and relaxing!

One of the many positive qualities of becoming a Leader in Me School, is that every family becomes a partner of the school and their child’s education, by way of using the 7 Habits and student use of data notebooks. Additionally, improved student achievement, more meaningful parent-to-school connections, increased self-esteem and the empowerment of student leadership, are leading outcomes as evidenced by the results of Leader in Me, Schools.  We look forward to sharing these new opportunities with you. Together, we will watch each and every child grow throughout the year.