Students at Ephrata Middle School are learning what it means to be successful in life by embodying the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of the District Life Ready Graduate profile during monthly schoolwide activities.
On a designated morning each month, students spend time self-reflecting on their growth in the various Life Ready Graduate dispositions, including integrity, resilience, and more and record their thoughts, feelings, and stories in an online personal portfolio. The morning wraps up with collaborative activities, which could include a giant game of trivia, a school-wide scavenger hunt, or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) competitions.
“Overall, these days are a huge success! They help to promote a positive school-wide culture for both students and staff and create meaningful peer-to-peer and student-to-teacher relationships,” said Mr. Pete Kishpaugh, Ephrata Middle School Principal.
To learn more about the Ephrata Area School District Life Ready Graduate profile that aims to prepare students to have a positive impact on an ever-changing world and enhance students’ knowledge, skills, and dispositions beyond traditional content mastery and standardized assessments, visit www.easdpa.org.