Blog: Happenings in Garfield Public Schools
School 10's 4th grade teacher Heather Cyrwus reached out to her husband, Trooper Greg Cyrwus about bringing in the State Trooper Helicopter division to do a presentation for the students about their branch of law enforcement. The principal, Sally Bulger arranged the morning event with Heather Cyrwus and invited some students from School 7 to join. It provided Garfield students to see our Town Officers with our State Troopers, joining forces to educate our students and bring the community together. The students were so EXCITED when they saw the helicopter coming, landing and leaving. Everyone was very attentive during the presentation and they even got to take a tour around the helicopter. Sgt. Lesica, Det. Koptyra, Chief Kovach, Lt. Marsh, Cap. Sucorowski, Cap. Polonkay, and Officer Pikul came out to be a part of today's event. We appreciate everyone's support in bringing our community together.
Students have four levels that they have to achieve. School 10 utilizes the Pokemon Game concept to motivate students into this new school climate approach. To get to level 1 and receive your level 1 bracelet, students must demonstrate empathy for other students, pride in school work and demonstrate pride in the school environment. Once they get all four pokemon balls, the students receive their level 1 bracelet and than another list of things they need to do to get to level 2 and so on. This type of program that has various levels is an ongoing approach so students keep continuing to work on positive social skills through the entire year, instead of receiving just one bracelet and no true continuation.
School 10's Philanthropy Committee was a part of the Souper Bowl of Caring team. This group's mission is to mobilize youth in a united national effort to care for people in their local communities who are hungry and those in need. School 10 students collected cans to help out this group and learned about helping their community in the process. Check out the pictures below.
The elementary schools were privileged to have Sgt. Lesica come to their schools and do an hour presentation on violence, crime, gangs and substance abuse. The students were very attentive and excited during the program. Sgt. Lesica explained the meaning of each word, provide examples, had students participate in the program and left time for questions. Students had many questions to ask Sgt. Lesica and they were eager to learn. It was a great week and the Garfield School District thanks the Garfield Police Department for allowing Sgt. Lesica to come into our schools.
Check out some of the pictures below.
What an assembly! The kids were so excited and were so focused on the principal. The principal was explaining to the students the new school climate program that they would be doing this year. It is the same concept as the Panthers and Respect Programs, but this year those ideas were taken and made into something similar to Pokemon Go. When the students learned this, it was PURE EXCITEMENT!! What a crew! Check out some photos from the assembly.
This week is Respect week and the Auxiliary School decided to have a volleyball game. It was students vs. Garfield Police & Auxiliary Staff. They played 3 games. Many came out to watch the game and it was a spectacular event to watch! Both teams did extremely well and had some incredible plays. Garfield Police/Auxiliary Staff won all three games, however the second game was pretty close and had the Garfield Police/Auxiliary Staff work hard for the win.
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