Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Readers Are Leaders

There was an electrifying energy in the air on March 12, as over three hundred Cooper students met in the gym at Franklin High School to participate in this year's Battle of the Books. This year's event was the largest yet with 311 students who were split up into 47 different teams. These student leaders made a commitment back in December to read preselected books and to work in a team of 6 or 7 students for two and a half months to prepare for the battle. Thanks to the help of countless volunteers who served as coaches, each team met on a weekly basis during their lunch/recess to talk about the books, to share notes and to quiz one another on what they had read. Synergy was definitely pervasive throughout the battle as students worked together to support, encourage and help each other. There were countless cheers, screams of joy, and high-fives throughout the night of the battle as questions were asked and answers were revealed. It truly was a celebration of reading!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Habit 2, Begin with the End in Mind

Habit 2, Begin With the End in Mind, means planning ahead and setting goals. What do you want to be when you grow up? A great way to incorporate Habit 2 into your life is to create a personal mission statement. Your mission statement is your plan for success because it keeps you focused on who you want to be and what you plan to do. It helps you be the leader of your own life!

Use the activity below with members of your family to begin thinking with the end in mind! Please feel free to provide us with feedback on how the leaders in your family are planning ahead, setting goals, and leading their own lives!

Begin With the End in Mind Home Activity

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cooper Career Day 2013

On March 1, Cooper hosted its second successful Career Day! The Student Lighthouse Leaders greeted our special guests before escorting them to the library media center where they were treated to a rendition of The Bare Necessities by our amazing vocal students. Students then attended three presentations to learn about different careers.  They enthusiastically listened to our guest speakers share information about their careers and demonstrate how they exemplify leadership in their professions. Our Career Day ended with the presenters having lunch in the library while watching student presentations about the 7 Habits. It was a great experience for all involved!

Student leaders registered our guests.
The Bare Necessities was performed by some of our vocal students.
Students followed the schedule on their cards.
Students selected the careers they were interested in learning about.