Barnett students enjoyed a Rock Band concert by the one hit wonder WIG Rock band last week. The W.I.G.( or Wildly Important Goal) Rock Band introduced our school WIGs for the year. As a school we will work on two Wildly Important Goals(WIGs) this year.
The first one is to have 90% on time student attendance for the entire school year. We will award individual students, classes, and grade levels that meet our goal. Classes will have their class attendance posted outside their doors each day so we can celebrate the importance of being to school on time!
Our next school WIG is to improve 1,025 reading levels as a school this school year. As each student improves a reading level they will get to put a rock on our WIG Mountain and help us move Buddy the Bulldog up the mountain towards our goal. Students can help achieve this goal by reading at home every night, reading fiction and non-fiction, talk about books with family and friends, and participate in their reading groups here at school.
We are excited to synergize as leaders at Barnett to meet both of our WIGs. Students will be making their own personal WIGs in class these coming weeks as well.
Barnett cadets received orders to attend a back to school bootcamp at 0930 hours at the first of September. Cadets were marched into the assembly and greeted by General Stoddard. Once there, they received instructions on their mission for the school year: to be leaders, live the 7 habits, and keep our school clean and bully-free.
The cadets are excited to embark on their mission and the staff is excited to get them there. What a fun way to start off the year!
Our kindergartners have had a great start to their first week of school! Today they went on an adventure looking for clues around the school to learn all about their surroundings. We have some pretty awesome leaders in kindergarten!
Along with brag notes this year students can also earn points for their Bulldog Pack! Last week every student spun the Pack Picking Wheel and was put into either the Blue, Red, Yellow, or Green Pack so each pack is made up of different teachers, different staff members, and students from all different grade levels. When a student is making good choices and shining as a leader in our school they may be awarded a point for their pack. The pack with the most points at the end of the term earns a Pack Dance Party. The packs spent some time together Friday afternoon creating a pack name and cheer, and getting to know each other through some team building activities.
We had a great first week of school and we ended the week with Spirit Friday showing our Bulldog Pride by wearing our school shirts! It's going to be a great year at Barnett!
We had a blue carpet event at Barnett today as students were welcomed with cheers, high fives, and hand shakes from our Payson community, Barnett Faculty, and Student Lighthouse Team. Students were welcomed to their first day of school by walking down the blue carpet and being cheered by many. We want to thank the Payson Fire Departement, Police Department, and our MountainStar friends, Kevin Johnson and Sue Hone, from the hospital for coming to welcome and wish our students well on their first day of school!
Our School Community Council has two parent openings available for the upcoming school year. If you are interested in becoming a member of the council, please stop by the school and pick up a form in the office at our Open House on Monday, August 21st. This form needs to be completed and returned to the school's office by August 25th. Elections will run from August 28th to September 1st. Parents can cast their votes at that time in the office. Read more about what the School Community Council does here. We appreciate those who have served on the council throughout the past years. Parent input makes a significant difference in the success of our students.