Churchill School students have been busy building houses, both figuratively and literally.
Move Over Hogwarts
School houses (yes, like Harry Potter) have been created as a new incentive and community-builder at Churchill School.
The house names are based on character trait pillars that are important for a successful Churchill Bulldog student: respect, determination, integrity, optimism, strength, kindness, courage, citizenship and friendship. To promote team building, each house is comprised of one class from each grade level plus other staff members.
Every 6-8 weeks, a theme is identified, and students work to earn purple house bones for carrying out the theme. The first theme of the year is safety. So any student, for example, who walks to their destination, freezes at the whistle, and follows directions can earn bones for their house. The house with the most team points for that theme wins a special celebration.
"House spirit is going WILD at Churchill School. If you walked through the halls you would see people cheering on their teammates, other houses and one another," said Assistant to the Principal Alison Lincoln,
Principal Nikki Kerr adds, "It's great to see our 5th-graders take on nurturing and mentoring roles with the younger kids in their houses."