Harnessing the Team

Honor, Integrity, Respect, Humility, Excellence

These are the cornerstones of my school’s character development program, and this year it is headed to the dogs, along with pretty much everything else!

Our guidance counselor, Laura Jordan, has come up with a great way to get our whole school (Team Greyhound – we are the home of the Greyhounds)  headed down the trail with our character development ideals.

Each teacher has been given stack of husky puppy outlines.  Each time they catchDSC_0138 a student demonstrating one of our “Gilman Five” they fill out the puppy with the details.  Students can also nominate their peers to earn puppies if they are the beneficiary of an unexpected kindness in some way.  The kids take the puppy home to share with their parents and then return it to school where it is attached to one of the school sleds on the bulletin outside of our auditorium.

We are all anxious to see just how many sled dogs will end up pulling our mushers down the trail this year!

The musher artwork came from this source:  http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Iditarod-Themed-Bulletin-Board-Set-and-Lesson-Activities-190182