Thank you, McMinnville School Board!

Thank you, McMinnville School Board!
Posted on 01/12/2017

This week’s board meeting celebrated School Board Recognition Month with a formal proclamation of appreciation and gifts of books.

Each board member adopts a particular school for the year and takes the initiative to visit and attend school events. Principal Geddes presented Sue Buel’s board representative, Janis Braich, with books that will be donated to the Buel library in Braich’s honor.

In other board business, Dr. Geddes introduced school counselor Jan Allen and a team of fifth-grade students – Liliana Sanchez, Leah Cazares, Valeria Ponce, Kyle DeWeese, Ava Bizon and Charlotte Brame – who demonstrated the school’s Peer Mediator program.

The Peer Mediator program at Buel is composed of the student leadership team and its primary role is to help others solve conflicts at school. The fourth and fifth grade students are chosen by their teacher through an application process.

Selected students receive training on how to help their peers resolve conflicts under adult supervision. The training includes problem-solving, decision-making, listening and other skills.  The other leadership jobs are helping with the weekly Husky ticket drawing, school assemblies, and creating posters and bulletin boards.

Click here to read more about the board meeting.


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