ERIC Number: ED239996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Mighty Mustang Memo.
San Marcos Unified School District, CA.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT: The purpose of this program is to develop good citizenship, responsibility, and public confidence. All students are given 3"x5" cards with a brief explanation of the program written on top. Basically, the description states that we are challenging students to spread the good name of Richland Elementary throughout the district. In order to do this, students visit neighbors in the community, identify themselves as a Richland student, and ask if there are any jobs he/she can help with. The student may explain the complete program at that time, or simply go ahead and perform the task. After the job is complete, the student asks the neighbor to describe in one or two sentences (on the form) what the job was. The neighbor then signs the form which now becomes a "Mighty Mustang Memo." The memo is brought to school the following day and deposited in a large box located on the playground. At the Friday morning flag salute, the principal draws six winners out of the box. They are invited to lunch with the principal. We have received very positive comments from the community and parents regarding how polite and considerate these responsible Richland students are. This document was selected by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Task Force on Public Confidence as descriptive of a promising practice or exemplary project worthy of highlighting for the California educational community. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Marcos Unified School District, CA.