“I Exist!!!” The Stars (Pawprints) come out out at Centennail

Sometimes an old Leadership idea has new and unexpected results.  Our Gr. 10 Leadership class decided to take Mark Scharenbroich’s idea of “The Stars Come Out” and make it into a St. Patrick’s Day idea. We cut out 2000 green coyote paw prints and put every one of our staff and students names on their own individual paw print.  On the 16th after school we put all of the paw prints up so that they filled the main hallway and make an impression when students came the next day.  On St. Patrick’s Day everyone had a paw print to go find.  Many of the staff and students took their’s home or put it at their desk or locker.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cool Story – A parent told me that evening he saw a green paw print on his son’s bedroom wall and asked what it was.  He was told that the Leadership class had put up everyone’s name.  He spent every class break and lunch looking for his with no luck.  Right after school he noticed a section he missed and there was his name.  He told his Dad that he shouted out   “I Exist!”.  He then brought his paw print home.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Students want to feel connected to their school – they want people to know “I Exist!”  There was more social media traffic about this activity than any we have done in the last two months.  Build Connections  – as Mark S says “Connect The Dots”                                                                                                                                                                                                       Below are some of our Leadership 10 students with the paw prints.  They covered six tables.  Nice Bike Lead 10 Yotes!

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