Habits to Home

Kenwood Leadership Academy Magnet School - May 2017

Think Win-Win

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LEAD Time: A "BIG Rock" at KLA!

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

During the first two weeks of May, students will be focusing on creating Win-Win situations. They will learn about the balance of being considerate of others while still aiming for their goals. When we create Win-Win's, everyone wins! Talk to your child about what Win-Win's look and sound like!


Habit 6: Synergize

Mid-May, students will dig deeper into Habit 6, Synergize. When we synergize, we work together to create solutions that wouldn't be possible on our own. Part of working together is appreciating the strengths of others.


Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

We will end our year with "Sharpen the Saw." We are really excited about our upcoming "Sharpen the Saw Day" on May 26. On this day, students and staff will participate in activities that are passion/interest based. Stay tuned for more information!

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Extended Day Program - Project Based Learning

Students in the Extended Day Program experienced project based learning. This means that they began with a question. When answering the question, they learned many math and ELA standards. In project based learning, the students create their path to showing growth in learning. An amazing outcome of this learning experience was a service project. Students raised money for Mission of Hope. They will be serving lunch and presenting a check to Mission of Hope next week.


The learning and service doesn't stop there! EDP students have challenged our Kenwood Leadership Academy community to "Pay it Forward." What act of kindness could you show to help someone? Our students would love to hear about how you "Pay it Forward." If you choose to show an act of kindness, please let us know so that we can track our impact.

Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/KenwoodCR and use the Hashtag #KLAForward


Whose idea was all of this? The students!! While growing academically, they also practiced and grew in their leadership skills!

Way to go Mrs. Buckley, Mrs. McDowell and all of our EDP Learners!

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KLA Reminders:

  • May 16- Incoming Kindergarten Open House- 5:30 pm
  • May 19- School Picnic- 5:00-8:00 pm
*volunteers still needed- contact Mrs. Werkman: dwerkman@cr.k12.ia.us
  • May 25- KLA Fun Run- 2:45 pm
  • May 25- KLA Night at the Kernels Game
  • May 26- Sharpen the Saw Day at KLA- 12:55-1:55 pm
  • May 29- Memorial Day- NO SCHOOL
  • June 1- KLA End of Year Learning Celebrations- 3:45-5:45 pm (Open House Format)
  • June 2- Field Day and Last Day at School- 2:15 Dismissal
*volunteers still needed- contact Mrs. Werkman: dwerkman@cr.k12.ia.us