Sunday, August 31, 2014

Everyone is a Star at Horace Mann

Welcome to the What's Happening at Horace Mann blog!

With so many fun and interesting things going on at our school, we feel inspired to share it with you.  Please check our blog each week to find out something we learned, saw or did.

We just completed our first week of school for students in preschool and Grades 1-5.  It was wonderful to have our freshly-cleaned building come alive with the energy of both staff and students.

In this first week of the 2014-15 school year--since understanding behavior expectations is a foundation of successful learning--students were introduced to our revised rules, rewards and consequences system.  We are using the star as our symbol adapted from the star badge worn by our awesome Lakewood Ranger Mascot).  At home, you will be sure to see and hear about star tickets, star students, and "something to think about" throughout the year as we continue to build our already-strong culture of behavior.  We thank you for everything you do at home that is supportive of learning and successful child development.  If we can ever be of assistance with any questions about child behavior, please know that we have ideas and are ready to assist (call 216.529.4257).

Otherwise, this first week of school was all about seeing old friends and meeting new ones, getting acclimated to new classrooms, and, of course, lunch and recess!  We look forward to welcoming our kindergarten students to school in the week ahead.