Sagamore Middle School kicked off the school year by asking eighth graders one simple question – “What is your hope?”
During the first week of school, the class participated in a welcome assembly which ended with a powerful video. Students in the video were asked their hopes for the school year and recorded them on a chalkboard outside of their building. Following the assembly, Sagamore eighth graders were tasked with a similar activity.
Students wrote down their hopes on Post-it notes, which were then displayed on a bulletin board in the cafeteria. Some Post-its read, “to get good grades” and “to make new friends,” while others said, “to be confident” or “to be positive.” The activity inspired the students to set goals, start the year on a high note and reinforced the Culture of Care existing throughout Sachem. In the coming weeks, the sixth and seventh graders at Sagamore Middle School will also be participating in this activity.
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