Kendall students participate in Week of Character

Posted 1 March 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos courtesy of Kendall Central School – Kendall students compete against staff in a game of scooter basketball.

Press Release, Kendall Central School

KENDALL – Kendall elementary students proved once again that they have caring hearts when the school celebrated a “Week of Character” from Feb. 8-12.

Students participated in activities that encouraged caring for themselves, their classmates and their community. They collected food donations for the Kendall Food Cupboard, participated in heart-healthy activities to take care of themselves and practiced using kind words and actions with their peers.

Students were encouraged to sit with a new friend during lunch, wear a team jersey one day and red another day to show team spirit, and take a walk with their class and use a water bottle at school to practice healthy habits. Ten boxes of donations were collected for the Kendall Food Cupboard by the end of the week.

On Friday, Feb. 12, Elementary Student Council members competed against faculty and staff in a game of scooter basketball. Participants sat on scooters and tried to shoot baskets at a moving target as they scooted around the gym after each other.

There is a sea of red as students and staff cheer on the competitors and performers during the Feb. 12 assembly.

Students attended an assembly on Friday where they participated in Drums Alive, a cross-curricular activity involving fitness and music. K-6 students rehearsed drum routines during the week with music teacher Jeremy Rath and physical education teachers Judy Weber and Justin Laureano, then performed them at the assembly. Students encouraged each other as they enthusiastically learned the routines and practiced their endurance when drumming.

Special area teachers also awarded golden trophies to acknowledge classes demonstrating exceptional caring. Classes received a golden sneaker, book, glockenspiel, tambourine, paintbrush, or mouse based on their behavior during physical education, library, music, art or technology classes.