Welcome to South Whidbey Elementary School
South Whidbey Elementary is very proud to be a "Leader in Me" school, based on Steven Covey's "7 Habits of Highly Effective People." The following is a quote from "The Leader in Me" website, "The Leader in Me is an innovative, schoolwide model that emphasizes a culture of student empowerment and helps unleash each child’s full potential. Applying The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, teachers and students internalize timeless leadership principles that nurture the skills students need for success in the 21st century."
The 7 Habits:1. Be Proactive2. Begin With the End in Mind3. Put First Things First4. Think Win-Win5. Seek First to Understand and Then to Be Understood6. Synergize 7. Sharpen the SawI encourage you to visit The Leader In Me website to see how the program capitalizes on each child's potential. In addition you can find a short description of each of the Seven Habits to get an idea of what our children are learning - http://www.theleaderinme.org
We have a supportive and involved community. We encourage volunteer participation and want to have our families in our schools sharing the joys of learning and the spectacular activities that happen all day long. Our staff are a devoted and committed group of individuals that come to school each day to provide the very best education for every child.
Every student is a successful independent learner, empowered for life in the global society of the 21st century.
In partnership with our community, we are deeply committed to provide our students with the best educational experience, preparing them to become capable, creative, caring, and responsible citizens.