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2017 CLAS Schools of Distinctions and Banner Schools

State School Board District 1 Schools of Distinction

Walker Elementary School

The Rams Way

School of Distinction AwardTuscaloosa County Schools

Principal, Mrs. Marsha Johnson

Superintendent, Dr. Walter Drive

In partnership with Samford University, Walker Elementary School created The RAMS Way character education program centered around the core values of being respectable, accountable, motivated, and self-controlled. All students and staff were placed on four character education teams and met as grade levels to learn monthly character traits. Team leaders used the Core Essentials curriculum during weekly lessons which focused on the month’s trait. Traits included performance and moral characteristics focused on the head, heart, and hands with the goal for students to see and say the trait’s meaning, know it in their heart, and be the trait through practice with their hands. During team time, students participated in a mentoring program to build relationships by being paired with a peer from another grade. The RAMS Way extended into all areas of Walker as faculty and students created and displayed school-wide behavior expectations on posters throughout the school. Students were selected weekly to serve during student voice meetings and gave input regarding likes, dislikes, and new initiatives for Walker. As a result of The RAMS Way, Walker participated in an inaugural student-initiated recycling drive, adopted the local food pantry, and collected Gatorade for police officers.

State School Board District 2 Schools of Distinction

Walker Elementary School

by Anita Reid | May 14, 2020

The Rams Way

School of Distinction AwardTuscaloosa County Schools

Principal, Mrs. Marsha Johnson

Superintendent, Dr. Walter Drive

In partnership with Samford University, Walker Elementary School created The RAMS Way character education program centered around the core values of being respectable, accountable, motivated, and self-controlled. All students and staff were placed on four character education teams and met as grade levels to learn monthly character traits. Team leaders used the Core Essentials curriculum during weekly lessons which focused on the month’s trait. Traits included performance and moral characteristics focused on the head, heart, and hands with the goal for students to see and say the trait’s meaning, know it in their heart, and be the trait through practice with their hands. During team time, students participated in a mentoring program to build relationships by being paired with a peer from another grade. The RAMS Way extended into all areas of Walker as faculty and students created and displayed school-wide behavior expectations on posters throughout the school. Students were selected weekly to serve during student voice meetings and gave input regarding likes, dislikes, and new initiatives for Walker. As a result of The RAMS Way, Walker participated in an inaugural student-initiated recycling drive, adopted the local food pantry, and collected Gatorade for police officers.

State School Board District 3 Schools of Distinction

Walker Elementary School

by Anita Reid | May 14, 2020

The Rams Way

School of Distinction AwardTuscaloosa County Schools

Principal, Mrs. Marsha Johnson

Superintendent, Dr. Walter Drive

In partnership with Samford University, Walker Elementary School created The RAMS Way character education program centered around the core values of being respectable, accountable, motivated, and self-controlled. All students and staff were placed on four character education teams and met as grade levels to learn monthly character traits. Team leaders used the Core Essentials curriculum during weekly lessons which focused on the month’s trait. Traits included performance and moral characteristics focused on the head, heart, and hands with the goal for students to see and say the trait’s meaning, know it in their heart, and be the trait through practice with their hands. During team time, students participated in a mentoring program to build relationships by being paired with a peer from another grade. The RAMS Way extended into all areas of Walker as faculty and students created and displayed school-wide behavior expectations on posters throughout the school. Students were selected weekly to serve during student voice meetings and gave input regarding likes, dislikes, and new initiatives for Walker. As a result of The RAMS Way, Walker participated in an inaugural student-initiated recycling drive, adopted the local food pantry, and collected Gatorade for police officers.

State School Board District 4 Schools of Distinction

Walker Elementary School

by Anita Reid | May 14, 2020

The Rams Way

School of Distinction AwardTuscaloosa County Schools

Principal, Mrs. Marsha Johnson

Superintendent, Dr. Walter Drive

In partnership with Samford University, Walker Elementary School created The RAMS Way character education program centered around the core values of being respectable, accountable, motivated, and self-controlled. All students and staff were placed on four character education teams and met as grade levels to learn monthly character traits. Team leaders used the Core Essentials curriculum during weekly lessons which focused on the month’s trait. Traits included performance and moral characteristics focused on the head, heart, and hands with the goal for students to see and say the trait’s meaning, know it in their heart, and be the trait through practice with their hands. During team time, students participated in a mentoring program to build relationships by being paired with a peer from another grade. The RAMS Way extended into all areas of Walker as faculty and students created and displayed school-wide behavior expectations on posters throughout the school. Students were selected weekly to serve during student voice meetings and gave input regarding likes, dislikes, and new initiatives for Walker. As a result of The RAMS Way, Walker participated in an inaugural student-initiated recycling drive, adopted the local food pantry, and collected Gatorade for police officers.

State School Board District 5 Schools of Distinction

Walker Elementary School

by Anita Reid | May 14, 2020

The Rams Way

School of Distinction AwardTuscaloosa County Schools

Principal, Mrs. Marsha Johnson

Superintendent, Dr. Walter Drive

In partnership with Samford University, Walker Elementary School created The RAMS Way character education program centered around the core values of being respectable, accountable, motivated, and self-controlled. All students and staff were placed on four character education teams and met as grade levels to learn monthly character traits. Team leaders used the Core Essentials curriculum during weekly lessons which focused on the month’s trait. Traits included performance and moral characteristics focused on the head, heart, and hands with the goal for students to see and say the trait’s meaning, know it in their heart, and be the trait through practice with their hands. During team time, students participated in a mentoring program to build relationships by being paired with a peer from another grade. The RAMS Way extended into all areas of Walker as faculty and students created and displayed school-wide behavior expectations on posters throughout the school. Students were selected weekly to serve during student voice meetings and gave input regarding likes, dislikes, and new initiatives for Walker. As a result of The RAMS Way, Walker participated in an inaugural student-initiated recycling drive, adopted the local food pantry, and collected Gatorade for police officers.

State School Board District 6 Schools of Distinction

Walker Elementary School

by Anita Reid | May 14, 2020

The Rams Way

School of Distinction AwardTuscaloosa County Schools

Principal, Mrs. Marsha Johnson

Superintendent, Dr. Walter Drive

In partnership with Samford University, Walker Elementary School created The RAMS Way character education program centered around the core values of being respectable, accountable, motivated, and self-controlled. All students and staff were placed on four character education teams and met as grade levels to learn monthly character traits. Team leaders used the Core Essentials curriculum during weekly lessons which focused on the month’s trait. Traits included performance and moral characteristics focused on the head, heart, and hands with the goal for students to see and say the trait’s meaning, know it in their heart, and be the trait through practice with their hands. During team time, students participated in a mentoring program to build relationships by being paired with a peer from another grade. The RAMS Way extended into all areas of Walker as faculty and students created and displayed school-wide behavior expectations on posters throughout the school. Students were selected weekly to serve during student voice meetings and gave input regarding likes, dislikes, and new initiatives for Walker. As a result of The RAMS Way, Walker participated in an inaugural student-initiated recycling drive, adopted the local food pantry, and collected Gatorade for police officers.

State School Board District 7 Schools of Distinction

Walker Elementary School

by Anita Reid | May 14, 2020

The Rams Way

School of Distinction AwardTuscaloosa County Schools

Principal, Mrs. Marsha Johnson

Superintendent, Dr. Walter Drive

In partnership with Samford University, Walker Elementary School created The RAMS Way character education program centered around the core values of being respectable, accountable, motivated, and self-controlled. All students and staff were placed on four character education teams and met as grade levels to learn monthly character traits. Team leaders used the Core Essentials curriculum during weekly lessons which focused on the month’s trait. Traits included performance and moral characteristics focused on the head, heart, and hands with the goal for students to see and say the trait’s meaning, know it in their heart, and be the trait through practice with their hands. During team time, students participated in a mentoring program to build relationships by being paired with a peer from another grade. The RAMS Way extended into all areas of Walker as faculty and students created and displayed school-wide behavior expectations on posters throughout the school. Students were selected weekly to serve during student voice meetings and gave input regarding likes, dislikes, and new initiatives for Walker. As a result of The RAMS Way, Walker participated in an inaugural student-initiated recycling drive, adopted the local food pantry, and collected Gatorade for police officers.

State School Board District 8 Schools of Distinction

Walker Elementary School

by Anita Reid | May 14, 2020

The Rams Way

School of Distinction AwardTuscaloosa County Schools

Principal, Mrs. Marsha Johnson

Superintendent, Dr. Walter Drive

In partnership with Samford University, Walker Elementary School created The RAMS Way character education program centered around the core values of being respectable, accountable, motivated, and self-controlled. All students and staff were placed on four character education teams and met as grade levels to learn monthly character traits. Team leaders used the Core Essentials curriculum during weekly lessons which focused on the month’s trait. Traits included performance and moral characteristics focused on the head, heart, and hands with the goal for students to see and say the trait’s meaning, know it in their heart, and be the trait through practice with their hands. During team time, students participated in a mentoring program to build relationships by being paired with a peer from another grade. The RAMS Way extended into all areas of Walker as faculty and students created and displayed school-wide behavior expectations on posters throughout the school. Students were selected weekly to serve during student voice meetings and gave input regarding likes, dislikes, and new initiatives for Walker. As a result of The RAMS Way, Walker participated in an inaugural student-initiated recycling drive, adopted the local food pantry, and collected Gatorade for police officers.

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