Leadership One and All
The Middle School experience at Presbyterian School seeks to develop confidence in every child by encouraging students to embrace leadership opportunities in the every day. Rather than celebrate single achievement, the Middle School expects every student to discover ways in which he or she can lead. Whether we are in the classroom, on the playing field or on stage, students must understand that they are accountable for their talents and how the use them. We teach children to focus on the daily expectation to model best choices instead of the pursuing "spotlight opportunities." Using the mantra "Leadership One and All," middle school students recognize the value they bring to every environment and how they may make the world around them a better place.
Our 8th grade students take ownership of leading the school community by developing and presenting Community Norms for all students in the middle school to follow. After experiencing the need for "pocket leadership" while climbing mountains and backpacking in Colorado, these young leaders try to develop expectations of personal behavior that will guide us all in the coming year. Below is the list of the norms as created by the 8th grade: