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Leader Day at Wilkins

Student leaders at Wilkins Elementary were hosts and building tour guides as parents and district officials learned about the school-wide Leader In Me program.

The event began as an assembly in the gym led by students, with a little help from principal Amanda Potter. That was followed by breakout sessions in the lunchroom and the library.

In the library, the guests met with members of the Student Lighthouse Panel. It’s a group of students who apply for and go through an interview process for the position.  They meet regularly to share their innovative ideas for the school.

The Leader in Me program gives students the confidence that everyone can be a leader. The program aligns with Character Education, 21st Century Skills, Whole Child Development, and other various student development paradigms. It supports staff and students as they:

Understand and manage emotions
Set and achieve positive goals
Feel and show empathy for others
Establish and maintain positive relationships

Leader in Me teaches foundational principles and skills that are widely accepted as essential to personal leadership such as responsibility, vision, time management, communication, collaboration, relationship building, and wellness, in order to serve all students in all communities.

A Wilkins student explains WIGS Wildly Imporant Goals to Associate Superintendent Bob Read

A Wilkins student explains WIGS (Wildly Important Goals) to Associate Superintendent Bob Read

A Wilkins Student Tour guide explains Locker Leader goals

A Wilkins student tour guide explains Locker Leader goals to parents at Leader Day.