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Page 4B EDUCATION Hays Free Press • March 6, 2013 4 / + "7 e sun did not shine. It was too wet toplay. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cola, wet day." -Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat San Marcos kids celebrate Read Across America Day Bowie Elementary in San Marcos ISD celebrated Read Across America Day on March 2 - which is also Dr. Seuss's birthday. In honor of the beloved children's author, many Bowie staff and students dressed as Dr. Seuss char- acters, and almost everyone wore handmade red and white striped hats, reminiscent of the iconic Cat in the Hat. Celebrity readers were on hand most of the day to read with Bowie students. In this photo, special guest Mayor Daniel Guerrero reads to a group of students. COURTESY PHOTO Comprehensive Eye Exams Contact Lenses Prescription & Non-prescription sunglasses Diabetic & Glaucoma Exams / BUDA Macular Degeneration Mon & Wed 9-6; Tues & Thurs 1 0-7, Friday 9-3 Closed 1-2 p.m. daily You'll see clearly why we're the best! I Kevin Benham, O.D. I = I 3310BFM967SuiteA-108 I CONTACT '] FM 967 & 1626 in Buda I LENS '1 512-295.oo76 I ,-v,,, 'l " J "'" " " u m i rA# lVl II Duaavlslon:)o i with coupon '1 I i ..... II PHOTO BY KIM HILSENBECK Students at Elm Grove Elementary in Buda accepting their coveted Leader in Me awards at last Friday's pep rally. The event was to celebrate the school's decision to become a Leader in Me Lighthouse school. Nearly every child was wearing his or her "Got leaders?" t-shirt. On the back, it proclaims that grade level has leaders. For example, as shown on the student in the photo, "Kindergarten does." in BY KIM HILSENBECK Last fall, the Hays Free Press profiled Elm Grove Elementary as they began the process of implementing The Leader in Me. The program incorporates Stephen Covey's "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" into the existing culture and curric- ulum of a school. Students build leadership qualities including taking re- sponsibility, working with a team, goal setting, problem solving and conflict resolution. These qualities are not just done in a few short lessons and forgotten; they are consistently integrated into the school's dal- ly activities, routines and cur- ficu]um. The goal is to have well-man- nered students who take an ac- tive role in their education to produce a campus where disci- plinary problems go down and responsib~ty goes up. Teach- ers, administrators and par- ents are all involved, modelng the behavior at school and at home. At Elm Grove, the result after just a few weeks was noticeable. Principal Kathy Faulks said she saw a huge difference in her students once they rolled out the program. On Friday, the Hays Free Press visited Elm Grove again for their half-day program an- Faulks for modeling one of the nouncing the school's deci- habits. sion to become a Leader in Me The event moved to the cafe- Lighthouse school - there are teria where the audience heard only 37 designated lighthouse anoverviewoftheLeaderinMe schools in the country. More initiative. Special comments than 1,120 are in the Leader in from representatives of each Me program, grade explained the program It takes about three years to and how it benefits them per- earn that distinction, sonally, The day began with a pep Studentguidesthenledvisitors rally and award ceremony; stu- to classrooms across the campus dents took the lead throughout where leadership was on full dis- the event, acting as the welcom- play and committed practice, in- ing committee and emcees for eluding older students readingto different parts of the program, yotmger students. During the pep rally, the Ea- The Eagles encourage the glettes cheer team helped get community to support the the crowd of students, parents, "Leader in Me Initiative" by teachers, school board mem- sharing the project with others, bers and even visiting educators mentoring, becoming a career from Leander ISD and DelValle or leadership speaker, spon- ISD excited about the program, soring a field trip or program, A few students from each class donating food or beverages or received a coveted award from materials and supplies. March Art Crafts Gifts Jewelry Plants Apparel Park Yard Art Proudly sponsored by . Folk Art Pottery --- --- Gourmet Food Delights Antiques & Collectibles Texas Hand Made Items Enjoy the Sounds of Life Again. 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