SASD and the Indian Valley Character Counts! Coalition Release Results of Recent Student Survey
On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 the Indian Valley Character Counts! Coalition held a Community Awareness Breakfast and announced the results of its latest "40-Assets" survey of local youth. Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick was the keynote speaker at the event.
A snapshot of youth attitudes and behaviors can be found in The Indian Valley Student Support Card (IVSSC) which was introduced to approximately 75 community leaders from across the area at the breakfast held at Generations of Indian Valley in Souderton.
The Souderton Area School District has been a proud partner with the IVCCC for more than a decade and is dedicated to helping the Coalition meet its goals. This year, for the first time, 10th and 12th grade students from Christopher Dock High School also participated in the survey.
The Support Card illustrates the quality and the quantity of assets that young people possess in their lives. These measures of social and emotional health show how much external support youth feel from their school, family, faith community, other adults, and community. It also measures internal strengths such as character and personality traits that compel each student to make positive, healthy decisions.
For more information, click here. For a link to the Support Card, click here.
SPOTLIGHT STORY - IVMS Girls Enjoying Science
On Saturday, April 5, four 6th grade girls participated in the Philadelphia Area Girls Enjoying Science. Indian Valley Middle School has participated in this excellent program over the past 18 years. This hands-on mini-conference held each year at Chestnut Hill College is a program which began in 1990's as a group of like-minded women scientists joined with the purpose of developing a program created to increase sixth grade girls' interest in science, to introduce these girls to professional women scientists, and to explore career opportunities offered to women scientists in the Greater Philadelphia Area.
SPOTLIGHT VIDEO - EMC Jump Rope For Heart
The boys and girls at EMC participated in our annual "Jump Rope for Heart" fundraiser to benefit the American Heart Association. Every dollar raised goes to help boys and girls, men and women in our community and across the country with heart problems. I am very proud of all of our boys and girls who demonstrated caring for others by raising money to help fight heart disease.
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