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Anchor Academy kicks off at Southampton Elementary School

 

Southampton Elementary School inaugurated a new character education program, Anchor Academy, at a kickoff assembly on Sept. 9

Anchor Academy kicks off at Southampton Elementary School 

Southampton Elementary School inaugurated a new character education program, Anchor Academy, at a kickoff assembly on Sept. 9.

The program, which was presented to students by Principal Dr. Nicole Fernandez and Assistant Principal Danielle McCoy, includes themed monthly assemblies and a rewards system.

The first theme dealt with respect. Students actively participated in a discussion about the importance of respecting themselves and others and following the rules in the classroom, on the playground and on the bus. Future themes will include those related to compassion and kindness.

Through the program, students can earn “accolades” for displaying the character trait of the month. The accolades can be traded in for prizes, including class prizes, lunch with the principal and more. The class that earns the most accolades will be presented with a Golden Anchor award.