Edgerton Local Schools is proud to be in its 2nd year on a journey toward becoming a
Leader In Me Lighthouse School. The Leader in Me is a whole-school improvement
process based on the idea that everyone can be a leader. This evidence-based
approach empowers students with the leadership and life-skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. By developing the WHOLE-child; socially, emotionally, academically and ethically, we will foster a school climate that promotes greatness!
Our Mission Statement:
Instill EXCELLENCE into our students by developing LEADERS prepared to SERVE in a global community.
Our mission is to develop student leaders with active and creative minds, a sense of
understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs.
We at Edgerton Local Schools truly believe in our mission statement and strive to help
our students achieve their potential. Through our Leader in Me implementation, we
have better defined our school’s mission and live it more fully. By creating a focus on
Leadership our school culture has improved and our students are not only learning
the academic lessons they need but also acquiring the social-emotional skills they
need for their future.
THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE ARE:
Habit 1: Be Proactive
(You’re in Charge)
I am a responsible person, I take the initiative. I choose my actions. I do the right thing without being ask, even when no one is looking.
Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind
(Have a Plan)
I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school's mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen
Habit 3: Put First Things First
(Work First, Then Play)
I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to thing that I know I should not do. I set priorities, Make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized
Habit 4: Think Win-Win
(Everyone Can Win)
I balance courage for getting what I want with concideration for what others want. I make deposits in others' Emotional Bank Accounts. When confilct arises, I look for a third alternative.
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood
(Listen Before You Talk)
I listen to others ideas and feelings. I try to see from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.
Habit 6: Synergize
(Together is Better)
I value other peoples strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people's ideas to solve problems because I know by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone can alone. I am humble.
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
(Balance Feels Best)
I take care of my body by eating right, and exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful way to help others.