WES students sign classroom, school wide constitutions
May 12, 2011
During the past few days, in observance of
Constitution Day and the school’s own Constitution, all students at
Watervliet Elementary signed their names to a school-wide behavior
Students ratified the school constitution pledging respect, responsibility, honesty and safety for themselves and others. On Friday, Sept. 16 and Monday, Sept. 19 teachers brought their students to the school lobby to recite and sign the document, which is prominently displayed on the lobby wall.
In addition to signing a school wide constitution, each classroom has also ratified a classroom constitution.
“It unifies our school about our expectations. It pulls us together as a whole school,” WES Assistant Principal Todd Giagni explained.
Many teachers also used the signings as opportunities to discuss the importance of the U.S Constitution.
See photos of students signing the WES Constitution
“We the people of Watervliet Elementary School, in order to form a more perfect education, establish Respect, insure Responsibility, provide for our common Safety, promote general Honesty, and secure Peace to ourselves and our problem solvers do ordain and establish this constitution for Watervliet Elementary School.”
– WES Constitution