Activities, learning, and bonding! How can we build a better community? Well, you’re in luck! Here’s some ways people around the school think we should help out!
POSITIVITY! “We can make MASH a better school community by always being the best person we can be. This can be accomplished by having a positive attitude, being kind to one another, being respectful to ourselves as well as others, being a good friend, being a good listener, showing sympathy for others, and always trying our best,” responded Mrs. K.
COURTESY! “Everyone should wear their uniforms, keep the building clean, smile at passing people in the hallway, be polite, and hold doors open for each other,” said Ms. Goodrich, Magnet Resource Coach.
ACTIVITES! “I think the activities that allow red shirts and blue shirts to work together helps build school community,” said Ms. Apgar, a seventh grade teacher.
“I like it when we have whole school activities where we get to showcase students’ talents. I think that’s something we don’t do a lot and we need more of,” said Ms. Bacon, School Counselor.
INVOLVEMENT! “I can build a stronger community at MASH by encouraging as many students as possible to participate in band,” Mr. Drabik said, band teacher.
CREATIVITY! “I think that after-school programs like Shakespeare, Daedream, and Journalism help build a stronger community in a fulfilling and creative way,” said Ms. Jodi, an enrichment and intervention teacher.
CARING! “By taking care of the school,” said Kimberley Rohena, a fifth grader.
PROJECTS! “Do more projects,” said Giada Garofalo, a fifth grader.
SUPPORT EACH OTHER! “Use your words to increase your classmates’ confidence and build them up. Offer support to those in need, and be the change!” said Ms. Post, a fifth grade teacher.
COMING TOGETHER! “Before any learning of academics and subjects can take place, classroom community has to happen. It needs to be consistent for building community in the school -- teachers, parents, and kids. Those are the ingredients for a successful community,” replied Mrs. Schwartzman, Math Instructional Coach.
COMMUNICATION! “The best way is to build communication and to respect one another,” said Mr. Robinson, Dean of Students.
“We should listen to opinions about how we can have a better school,” said Victoria Acuna, an 8th grader and President of MASH's Student Council.
SHOWING OUR BEST BEHAVIOR! “We can build a community if everyone follows school rules and makes friends,” said Monaysha Bostic, a fifth grade student. “By behaving ourselves,” replied Raul Saucedo, a fifth grade student.
“If people learn to put aside their differences and focus on things we have in common,” said Mr. Wasser, an art teacher.
PRE-K! “I think that we can do more events in the school, PRE-K included,” answered Mr. Tim, a Pre-K paraprofessional.
POTLUCKS! “Well, I mean we are already doing a lot but I think we should bring back Potlucks/International day. I miss it and I would like to see it again,” said Ms. Ortiz, music teacher.