In his latest message to the West End community, Dr. Young provides an introduction to the new house system and talks about some of the expected benefits.
Here are some of the ways we believe the house system will benefit our students and improve our school culture:
• Help students establish an identity and sense of belonging as part of a group. This is particularly important for students who are new to West End and transitioning into a new school environment.
• Emphasize collaboration and teamwork. House challenges will provide an opportunity to work toward a common goal.
• Connection with teachers across grade levels. By working in cross grade-level teams, students will have an opportunity to work with and develop bonds with teachers they may not see during their regular classes.
• Student mentoring. By working in cross grade-level teams, students will have an opportunity to mentor and provide leadership to their classmates.
Click here to read the entire letter.