House Sorting

Merriwether Celebrates House Sorting Day
Posted on 09/13/2019
Sorting DayMerriwether Elementary School implemented a community system called “Houses” with hopes that it creates a safe zone within the school that fosters a sense of belonging and unity by encouraging leadership, family, camaraderie, competition, compassion and academic excellence. Within MES, students, faculty, and staff members were divided into Houses across grade levels and special areas. House names were taken directly from the Profile of the Edgefield County Graduate.  The names are characteristics that MES hopes the students will use for life.  Throughout the school year the Houses will compete to see who earns the most tokens. The House with the most tokens at the end of the designated time frame will earn special rewards. Excitement erupted from the cafeteria as MES students randomly drew a wristband out of a bucket with a House name written on it. Once students had their bands, they ran to their house color as students cheered loudly. All students will remain together in their House throughout their years at MES.  This helps students have the opportunity to mature into and assume leadership positions within their House. At MES the hope is that this will enrich the positive culture and academic excellence already established, while engaging learners and empowering each of them to be kind and responsible citizens. Programs like the MES’ House System are drawing attention and focusing on the characteristics needed to be an Edgefield County graduate.
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