Posted Date: 08/18/2019
Greenbrier Staff had the pleasure of listening to Mr. Jimmy Page during our Back to School Bash. He is the author of the “One Word” Book. It is a movement that has taken off around the world. He has encouraged individuals to pick a word to live by through the year. This word would give vision and push individuals to live with focus, while accomplishing dreams or overcoming hardships.
As a school, Eastside chose the word “Dream” to encourage the work for the year. Our slogan is “One Team, One Dream,” and we as a staff are committed to working as a team to help our students achieve their dreams. Each staff member was encouraged to pick a word that would give them vision during the 2019-2020 school year. Some words included fierce, grit, courage, love, understand, and empower. Staff promised to uphold these words when making decisions for kids in and out of the classroom.
Eastside has also encouraged their students to pick a word they would like to live by, as they are growing and learning in the classroom. Mrs. Dunlap and Mrs. Krogman read classes the book “Word Collector” and talked about how words help influence your life and those around you. Teachers went further with the lesson and encouraged students in the process of picking their “One Word.” Students chose words like Brave, Valuable, Courage, Kindness, and expert.
Staff is in the process of creating the “Field of Dreams” to post both staff and students “One Words.” It will be a daily reminder of our words, and give vision to the dreams we all want to achieve during the 2019-2020 school year.