Martin Walker Elementary School develops young leaders

Posted at 5:49 PM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 21:01:04-04

Greeter Leaders, a program available to Martin Walker Elementary School fifth graders, is changing the atmosphere of the entire school.

Greeter Leaders' purpose is to develop leadership skills in the school’s fifth graders through acts of service. Their daily duties include being positive, opening car doors to greet parents and children at morning drop-off, helping younger students check out library books, properly posting the Texas and American Flag in the morning, and taking it down each afternoon, among many other acts.

They tutor younger students on vocabulary, help teachers before class and presenting the morning announcements.

Since starting the program, the school has had fewer office referral and increased grade point averages and test score, school-wide.

To become a Greeter Leader, you must be a Martin Walker Elementary School fifth-grader, turn in a signed permission slip, maintain honor roll grades and not receive more than two office referrals throughout the school year.

If a Greeter Leader’s grades drop, they may attend tutorials to improve their grade and once back on honor roll they are allowed to return to the program.

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