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Student-led Service Groups

Mountain Brook ESMountain Brook Elementary School (Mountain Brook, AL). As a Lighthouse School, Mountain Brook Elementary has developed a well-rounded leadership model. Every student and teacher employ a leadership role, self-selects and tracks goals, and maintains a leadership portfolio highlighting personal accomplishments and academic achievements. Students promote the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People through leading by example and by incorporating the language in their work. Fourth through sixth graders may apply to serve on the school’s Lancer League. The League, facilitated by staff sponsors, has specialized service groups. Heralds present weekly announcements to homerooms and celebrate birthdays. Knights provide student voice to the Lighthouse Team and work with teacher sponsors to select monthly texts, related to the 7 Habits, for the entire school to read and discuss. The Legacy group designs and teaches Morning Meeting lessons that promote positive peer relationships. The Parchment group writes and publishes the student-centered school newspapers. The Scribes group designs and displays character-driven bulletin boards and assist with tracking school goals. The Squires provide tours to guests and recognize guest speakers at special events. Because of the Lancer League, there is increased student ownership of core values.

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