Thursday, September 14, 2000

Fairfield theme is respect, beginning with 'Your School'

By Sue Kiesewetter
Enquirer Contributor

        FAIRFIELD — A fourth “R” — respect — is being added to the curriculum this year at Fairfield Senior High School.

        Students, faculty and school clubs will plan activities and instruction that emphasize a different aspect of respect each month, said Principal Monica Mitter, who is coordinating the effort. For example, the program will kick off this month with “Respect Your School.” Future topics include respect for the environment, arts, heritage, education, diversi ty and family.

        The project was developed with input from students, parents and staff for the school's continuous improvement plan, part of the state's School Report Card evaluations. One goal was to have students show respect and take on more responsibility for themselves, other people and property.

        “We're encouraging our teachers to focus on the theme in their curriculum, and we're trying to plan activities to get everyone involved,” Mrs. Mitter said.

        To encourage involvement, tickets will be handed out to students who partici pate in the planned activities. Those tickets can be used as chances for monthly prize drawings donated by local businesses. Prizes include items such as Palm Pilots and TV sets.

        “I really think it's a good idea,” said senior Adam Beane, president of student government. “It ties the whole year together. I hope there's going to be a lot of participation.”

        This month a poster contest is being planned along with an Indian Spirit T-shirt design contest, Mrs. Mitter said. The winning design will be put on shirts that will be available for purchase next month. The Indian Spirit club will offer membership cards that will get students discounts to sporting and other events, said Carrie Maletta, a special education teacher and Indian Spirit advisor.

        The club is also working toward establishing a student section in the gymnasium for the basketball season. A contest to name that section is in the works.

        “I think it's great,” Ms. Maletta said. “We want the students to learn first how to respect themselves so they can respect others. It's a topic near and dear to my heart.”


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