FINDING YOUR VOICE

OVERVIEW

Novi Meadows is an upper elementary school with fifth and sixth-grade students in two separate grade level houses. They are a Blue Ribbon Exemplary School. The success of the school is due to the participation, talent, and hard work of our students, staff, parents, and community.

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THE HEART (SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL)

LEADER IN ME

The Leader in Me is FranklinCovey’s whole school transformation process. It teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. Through high expectations, collaboration, utilization of cutting edge technology and professional practice, student leaders embrace a love of learning, discover their "voice", and learn the skills, attitudes, and behaviors to be proactive contributors in a diverse and changing world.

The Leader in Me program which starts at the K-4 level continues at Novi Meadows and grades 5-6. The NEF has been instrumental in funding the Leader in Me program in our elementary schools since its inception through financial support with district wide training, materials and launch.  We continue to support updates and on-going needs so we can see how every child can be a leader.

Content from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a key component of the overall The Leader in Me process. The Leader in Me is also aligned to many national and state academic standards. The process teaches students the skills needed for academic success in any setting. These skills include critical thinking, goal setting, listening and speaking, self-directed learning, presentation-making and the ability to work in groups.

 

Instead of seeing children through the lens of a normal distribution curve—some kids are naturally smart and others are not—The Leader in Me paradigm sees that every child is capable, every child is a leader. This paradigm changes everything.

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GRANTS

These are grant opportunities for programs to Novi teachers, parent-teacher organizations and administrators who seek funding for additional resources that support creative ideas and challenging opportunities for our Novi students. NEF grants promote educational leadership and academic excellence. The NEF grant process encourages projects which can be developed, shared, and replicated among all the schools in the district.

The NEF awards grants annually throughout the district to fund areas that bring a new perspective or challenge to the student population.

EXPLORE RECENT GRANTS
EXPLORE FALL 2018 GRANTS
EXPLORE SPRING 2019 GRANTS
EXPLORE FALL 2019 GRANTS

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APPLICATION

The district has created a Makerspace rooms to ensure that all students have access to experiences.  All staff members have access to the rooms and can connect the space to projects and ideas that they are exploring in the curriculum.  Within the room we can use Keva Planks, circuit building, Dremel 3D printing, video and audio recording and editing.

We continue the use of Chibitronics which was starting in K-4 art classrooms.  These reinforce science concepts on circuits and connect them to art experiences for our students.  The actual STEM concept is in our science curriculum and addresses circuits. 

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THE HEAD (VISION & THOUGHT)
  • In February 2007, the Michigan Department of Education recognized Novi Meadows as a Blue Ribbon Exemplary School.

  • Counselors, Administrators and Staff collaborate to teach students to build positive, respectful relationships.

  • Teachers work in 2 person teams to help support students and their academic, social, and emotional growth.

  • All students participate in Vocal Music, Art and World Language classes throughout the year. In World Language students are exposed to five languages: Spanish, French, German, Japanese and Chinese.

  • 5th and 6th grade students are given the opportunity to participate in Instrumental Music.  Currently we have over 500 students playing in the band or orchestra.

  • We offer many clubs which meet before and after school which help students explore their talents and learn new skills.