Many of us feel our school culture and “family feel” area strength of our school, but there’s always room for improvement! Ultimately, we want every student to feel safe and welcome in our building, and to feel that when problems arise, they have tools to use to solve them. Learning to communicate effectively is a big goal of ours for our students, as well as collaboration. How will we accomplish these goals? Enter Camp Daggett!
One of Camp Daggett’s defining principles has been their use of the Full Value Agreement (FVA), which contains three parts: Work as a Team, Speak Up, and Be Safe. We are by no means replacing our Creed, but paired with the FVA, strengthens our programs and culture here.
In August, our staff went to Camp Daggett to be trained in use of the Full Value Agreement, and created a plan to introduce it. Part of our day was spent on the ropes course, supporting each other and practicing our team work, and it was a great day to get excited about the beginning of the year!
On Monday, two members from Camp Daggett came and spent the day with us, working with each of our age groups and staff to introduce the FVA, and using cooperative activities to introduce the parts. We received many compliments on how well our students participated, and how they did a great job asking questions!
As students and staff begin to use this more and more, I’m sure you will be hearing about it at home. Feel free to ask any questions, and during November Parent/Teacher conferences, we’ll have more information for parents; after all, you are part of our school team too!
We’d like to send a big thank you to Karen, Drew, and Mary at Camp Daggett for all of their help so far, and for the help that will come as they continue to work with all of us during the school year. We have already seen some positive results from this training, and look forward to a positive and safe school year!
Concord Academy Boyne