Bloomsdale Elementary School conducted its second Habit Leader Ceremony at on March 21. One student from each classroom was chosen for demonstrating Habit No. 3, putting first things first; Habit No. 4, think win-win; and Habit No. 5, seek first to understand, then to be understood. These habits are part of the Leader in Me program, which helps develop students’ leadership skills through proven classroom techniques and social emotional learning systems.
Fifty-two students were honored, and about 220 family members attended the celebration. Each student received a t-shirt and a medal.
Scott Drury of Bloomsdale Excavating was the guest speaker. In his speech, he highlighted the importance of the habits and how they are implemented at his workplace. The first Habit Leader Ceremony was held last fall, when one student from each classroom was chosen for demonstrating Habit No. 1, be proactive; and Habit No. 2, begin with the end in mind.
The guest speaker was Tyson Schaffner, who offers the Patched Overall experience scholarship for students at Ste. Genevieve High School.
(Photos, information from Ste. Genevieve R-II School District)