Creating a community among students from all grade levels is critical.
So, at Mashburn we have “houses” —think Harry Potter!
When a student comes to Mashburn they choose one of six colors out of a magical Mashburn box.
That color represents their new house! Students will be a valuable member of this house’s family every year they are at Mashburn. So, if a child is a member of the purple, Erevu, house in first grade, he/she will grow in that house all the way through fifth grade! All six houses have students from prek-fifth grade in them. In these house meetings our students learn how to integrate the 7 mindsets into their daily lives. The mindsets are:Everything is PossiblePassion FirstWe are Connected100% AccountableLive to GiveAttitude of GratitudeThe Time is NowThe students have a house meeting once a month with all the kids in their house. Then, each Friday following that initial house meeting they will meet in their grade levels for Horizontal House meeting during specials to continue learning about that month’s mindset. Each Friday your child is encouraged to wear his/her house color. Not only do the kids get super excited about house meetings they also learn to work together, encourage each other, and build that critical community in our school.
Here are the six houses, their color, names & definitions, and house traits:
Loyalty House- Yellow
Ingenuity House- Purple
Respect House- Orange
Courage House- Blue
Strength House- Red
Integrity House- Green