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Program instilling pride in students
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Students at Silver City Elementary School dance as part of a new initiative to group students into different “houses” as a team-building exercise. - photo by Jennifer Sami
A quarter of Silver City Elementary students gathered recently for some singing, jumping, cheering and hugging. It resembled something one might find at a pep rally, but the display of pride and spirit was just part of the school’s shuttle program.Adopted from the house structure at the Ron Clark Academy, Silver City’s program divides students in kindergarten through fifth grade into groups named for America’s space shuttles — Atlantis, Challenger, Columbia, Discovery, Endeavor and Enterprise. The concept is simple: Split into separate groups and have the children build team spirit, learn from each other and take pride in their house families.