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January Town Hall
Posted on 01/17/2019
Town Hall UpdateThis week, we continued out Town Hall meetings at Odessa Public School. Each class had a meeting to discuss what was going well at Odessa and what they would like to see improved. 

Today, two representatives from each class joined Mr. Seymour and Mrs. Duncan for a whole school Town Hall meeting. The representatives shared their ideas with the group and we slowly started to see patterns emerge. We made categories out of their thoughts and came up with headings to make the results easier to read.

Last month, our results told us that younger students were feeling scared of older students. They were afraid to talk to them and were afraid they would swear or fight with each other. The staff met and reviewed these results and decided to start a Clan system!

Our new Clan system will start on Friday, January 25th at 1:00 pm. Our school has been divided into mixed groupings and will create a Clan name, flag and cheer! We will be having Clan challenges and fun activities throughout the year. We are hoping that mixing older and younger students will give the older students a chance to be leaders. We also want everyone to get to know each other. If we know each other, we will be kinder and more understanding when we interact.

Our Grade 6, 7, & 8 students will have Leadership Training  on Thursday, January 24th. We are looking forward to seeing our older students become the Clan leadership team.

Check out our results on the bulletin board displayed in the front foyer!