Harlan strives to provide opportunities for students to give voice and choice in their school. Through these opportunities, they gain leadership skills and work to improve their school, community, and world.
Student Leadership Teams
- The 4/5 Team plans activities, events, service projects, and educates the school community on community issues, character education and other topics they determine would benefit our school. They meet with the 3rd Grade Team once a month to provide leadership mentoring. The 3rd Grade team spends the year learning the 7 Habits of Happy Kids (Covey leadership skills) and assists the 4/5 team with their work.
- The LINKS Program is a peer to peer support program in which
general education students interact with students with special needs to
promote positive peer interactions. Students with special needs who
are enrolled in the LINKS program work collaboratively with their peers
and practice reciprocal social experiences. Research demonstrates that
students with disabilities learn best in integrated setting with
positive peers who are modeling desirable social behaviors and
independent living skills. The LINKS program helps teach the general
education students about disabilities and also develops tolerance and
acceptance within the school community.
- Students assess and plan ways to improve the environmental efforts in our school. They work to educate others on issues in our school, community and word.
- Our school is a safer place due to the efforts of our Service and Safety Squad who supervise and provide assistance to students at arrival and dismissal time.