Dyersburg Primary School (DPS) is excelling in their implementation of a student leadership team, and we are excited to share their story with you! Learn more about how to share your story and be featured in a monthly spotlight HERE.
The student leadership team at DPS consists of students who are selected by their peers to represent their class on the team. They have a lunch meeting twice annually with the DPS administrative team. On the agenda, we discuss the school rules and if the students feel the rules are important and helpful to everyone at the school. Finally, we discuss how they would like to change our school rules and procedures. Additionally, we discuss and update the DPS compact with the students—specifically the part that has to do with what students can do to ensure they are successful at school. Interestingly, they suggested that we add that students should be responsible and come to school regularly—very wise!
The compact for the 2018-19 school year is pictured below. At the bottom of the second page you can see the portion that is about DPS students. The suggestion about attendance will be added to the compact for the 2019-2020 school year and suggestions from other stakeholders will be included as well.