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Independence Elementary Named National Leader in Me Lighthouse School

On Wednesday, May 11, Rock Hill Schools announced Independence Elementary has been named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School.

Leader in Me was developed in partnership with educators, designed to build perseverance and leadership in students, create a high-trust culture, and help improve academic achievement. This model equips students, educators, and families with the leadership and life skills needed to thrive, adapt, and to contribute in a dynamic world.

With Leader in Me, students learn to become self-aware, interdependent, take initiative, plan ahead, set and track goals, do  their homework, prioritize their time, be considerate of others,communicate effectively, resolve conflicts, find creative solutions, value differences, live a balanced life, and contribute to society.

The school will maintain its Lighthouse Certification for two years and will continue to foster its growth and proficiency in exemplifying a leadership culture and principles. At the end of the two years the school will recertify its Lighthouse Certification through a virtual self-assessment, describing and celebrating its growth and accomplishments since its original Lighthouse designation.

Congratulations Patriots!