GRIT: “Effort Endurance”
By Ryan Scott, Main Street Elementary School & Kindergarten Center Principal
Main Street & Kindergarten Center is equally dedicated to the development of our students Socially & Emotionally to Academically. The goal is that no student is more prepared for College or Career or LIFE than our students. Much of this development is not inherited; it is learned. We must model & strategically reinforce w/ positive, timely (on demand) & specific feedback. There are personal & collective benefits to this development & the ideal system involves students that see Value & Progress.
GRIT can be “grown.” You need a few opportunities in your life where you experience struggle or maybe even failure and you don’t give up & experience some eventual growth or success. This adds to your confidence the next time that things will work out & “If I try hard enough for long enough, I will be successful.” Sometimes, we have “struggle by design” in the classrooms to challenge students. They need the right mindset & really believe what we believe about them: “There is nothing someone else can learn that you can’t.” “The problem isn’t that you can’t learn something, it is that sometimes we give up too early.” We want students that face a challenge & “puff out their chest.” We want them to “lean into” & embrace struggle.
We have all heard that we do not want the next generation to be “soft;” I say, “We want them to be GRITTY.” This matches well with our mantra: “Be Nice; Work Hard”
Shelby County Sherriff, Don Koonce & Deputy, Justin Dudra addressed students on Tuesday, March 5th to kick-off the GRIT Focus.
Main Street & Kindergarten Center is very proud to announce March 2019 GRIT Students. These students were identified with combination of teacher & staff observation & peer input.
March 2019 GRIT FOCUS Sponsored by Shelbyville Casey’s General Store – Thank You
Main Street March 2019 GRIT Students:
pictured (left to right): Prinicpal-Ryan Scott (1st Grade) – Vincent Pearcy, Alexis Cox, Brogan Ade-Embry, Cooper Kull (2nd Grade) – Caleb Stewardson, Chase Hendrix, Bella Miller (3rd Grade) – Tanner Hudson, Cabella Williams, Abigail Reed, Kenly Culberson & (Casey’s General Store-Shelbyville Representative – Nicole Orsborn) (not pictured – 1st Grade-Presley Sparks 2nd Grade-Oliver Backs 3rd Grade-Hagan Petska)
KINDERGARTEN March 2019 GRIT Students:
pictured (left to right): Dolan Homer, Adelyn Getz, Byren Storm, Tyler Chambers, Eliana Kidd