Leader in Me

Westside Elementary School is currently a Leader in Me school.  The Leader in Me process helps schools create well-rounded learners by developing the whole child and preparing students to become life ready leaders.  Students will use the 7 Habits of Happy Kids to become leaders in the classroom and assume leadership positions at school and home. 
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey teaches kids the timeless values and principles contained in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. The book explains each habit through amusing stories with adorable animal characters. The habits teach kids about the power of living according to principles-- principles such as responsibility, planning ahead, respect for others, teamwork, and balance. It, also, equips them with a common language they can use with parents and teachers (i.e., "I need to put first things first," or "Let's find a win-win for this situation.") Lastly, kids can identify with the unique characters and will find parts of themselves in at least one of them. As a result, these stories will help kids apply the 7 Habits to their own lives.