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By Thaynan Knowlton
Principle, Goldendale Middle School 

Students are asked to be responsible, confident

The Goldendale Way

 


“May I have your attention in five...four...three...two...one. Thank you.”

The first grader has her hand held high in the air, counting down one finger at a time. She looks very serious as she makes sure that everyone is following her lead. She pauses at two, waiting for the last couple of kindergarteners to stop talking. What once was chaos is now a calm sea of eyes and ears at attention. The focus of the whole school is on her. The presentation has started and we all wait to see which student will speak next.

“Today’s agenda includes goals, habits, a presentation by our PTO (Parent Teacher Organization), awards, and lastly our dance.”

The microphone is then handed to the nex...



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