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Building #Unity at Carney Elementary School

Building #Unity at Carney Elementary School
Posted on 09/19/2018
Building #Unity at Carney Elementary School
Carney Elementary School has launched a new schoolwide program to better engage students, staff, and community -- by incorporating the idea of #Unity in everything they do.
 
To make everyone feel welcome, safe, and happy, the school hosted a first day luau to get to know students and their families. Throughout the day, students participated in class challenges, crafts, and social skill lessons designed to help create connections and relationships with their peers and teachers.
 
Later in the week, all students were given a color ‘house’ or team that they will be representing all year long. These teams will mix together students of different ages and from different grades and classes.
 
“We really want to build a sense of pride and community in our school this year," said Principal Barbara McLennan. "With the redistricting, we gained many new students here at Carney. It’s important to start fresh and have the new and returning children and families feel like we all belong and can all work together to create a happy and healthy school and community climate."