A Year of Wonder – A Year of Wisdom at GEMS

Target 2 – Leadership in a Student Centered Learning Environment
FWSU will foster development of teacher & student leaders who provide innovative opportunities for local and global student-centered learning.GEMS introduced the theme for the year, “Wisdom Begins with Wonder” with an energetic pep rally and to celebrate a wonderful beginning to the year.

Action Step – Provide multiple avenues for students and staff to lead,
advocate, and serve within the school and community

Indicator of Success – Student voice will have the power to impact the perceptions of others

photo 2 (15)GEMS introduced the theme for the year, “Wisdom Begins with Wonder” with an energetic pep rally and to celebrate a wonderful beginning to the year.  Friday , August 29th staff and students had an exciting time at the rally in “minute to win it ” activities. The activities included participation by fifth through eighth grade student representatives and staff members.

photo 1 (16)During the first few months of school both the fifth and sixth grade student will be reading the book “Wonder” by R.J.Palacia. Wonder is the story of a 5th grade boy, new to public school, who overcomes a physical deformity to teach all of the students about acceptance. The book aligns with our theme for the year, and with our recognition ceremonies where learners and leaders are celebrated.

photo 5 (3)We look forward to having all learners experience “Wisdom that begins with Wonder.”

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