Over the past several years Devon Middle School has offered the Devon All-Star program which has rewarded students for being good, all-round community members. Every month deserving students were issued DMS All-Star letters from the school’s administration followed by periodic celebrations with our all-star winners. Since early in the Fall we have felt it was time to change our focus in how we recognize student citizenship.
After many discussions and collaboration we are releasing the new, monthly Wildcat Award adapted from Steven Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Every month as part of our PDCP curriculum, teachers will be focusing on one of the seven habits, while at the whole school level we will be reinforcing them with our students. At the end of the month chosen students will receive a Wildcat certificate showing that they have met the standard for one of the habits.
The 7 Habits and their months of focus are as follows:
December - Being Proactive
January - Begin with the End in Mind
February - Put First Things First
March - Think Win-Win
April - Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understand
May - Synergize
June - Sharpen the Saw
We look forward to this new initiative in recognizing the good things that our learners are doing!