Student leaders share on Parent Leadership Day

Jun 12, 2013
Courtesy of: Marcella Wise In front, Nate Kussman shares his Leadership Notebook with his dad, Bruce Kussman, on the grass at Mukilteo Elementary. More than 350 parents attended Parent Leadership Day on June 7.

More than 350 parents attended Parent Leadership Day on June 7 at Mukilteo Elementary.

A Leader in Me school, Mukilteo Elementary invited parents to see how their students use the Seven Habits of Leadership in to their daily lives. The students shared stories of how they use the habits.

Students illustrated leadership synergy through inspirational vocal and orchestra music and student-composed chants and skits. They also shared their academic and personal growth with their parents via their Leadership Notebooks.

Each student keeps a notebook while at Mukilteo Elementary. At the start of the school year, all students set personal goals for their academic growth, social skills development and leadership jobs.

“It is a great way to see growth over a long period of time,” said teacher Marcella Wise. “ME students are very proud of their Leadership Notebooks and getting the opportunity to share them on the Parent Leadership Day was just one of the highlights of this very special day.”

In addition, students work together to write a mission statement for their class and individual ones for themselves.

Throughout the year, students maintain these notebooks by graphing, recording, reflecting, and then setting more monthly and yearly goals for themselves.

Students also save a variety of academic samples, which then become a permanent part of their Leadership Notebook for all elementary years.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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