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Hidden Forest lights the way to success

Hidden Forest lights the way to successHidden Forest Elementary School has given all fifth grade students an opportunity to be role models and leaders around the campus. The LIGHT--Leaders Inspiring Great Habits Together--program started this fall.

Fifth graders applied for their choice of jobs during their specials rotation, including Peace Mediators, Public Relations, Library Assistants, Safe and Clean School Agents and Teacher’s Assistants.

After participating in their tasks this season, the students had the following comments:

Genesis Williams described Peace Kids Mediators as, “students helping students resolve problems.” She explained that her job is important because when students “have problems, it damages their friendship.” Her job is to “help kids work through their problems so that they can stay friends.”

Nick Craner added that Peace Kids Mediators teach students to “resolve their own problems when the Peace Kids aren’t around.” Nick explained that he attended a full day of training with seven other Peace Kids at Hidden Forest to learn about real-life scenarios and teach them how to solve problems that might come up.

The article was adapted from a press release written by Uma Narayan and Aiden Ogle, 5th Grade Public Relations students at Hidden Forest Elementary (with the assistance of Mrs. Jessop, Principal).

Posted on November 7, 2012