Character, Leadership, and Patriotism
One of the most important parts of the day for a Paideia student is morning assembly. This assembly is completely led by Paideia scholar leaders.
Each morning all students line up with their teachers to recite the “Grow Achieve Lead!” Paideia charge and the Paideia Student Mission. The students then deliver leadership speeches, sing a patriotic song, and pledge allegiance to the flag. After this, to the sound of classical music the students walk to their classes quietly and orderly.
In this way we are establishing a culture of highly motivated, morally based, patriotic students. We begin each day ready to learn in the “whole-child” method of Paideia!
Every morning the Paideia community meets together for morning assembly. We begin by reciting our Scholar Mission Statement:
“I am a Paideia Scholar:
I am proactive by taking responsibility for my life and making good choices.
I begin with the end in mind by defining my mission and goals in life.
I put first things first by spending my time on things that matter most.
I have a win/win attitude by seeking solutions where everyone can win.
I seek first to understand, then to be understood by listening to other people’s ideas and feelings.
I synergize by working together to achieve more.
I sharpen the saw by regularly renewing my mind, heart, body, and spirit.
As a Paideia scholar I am here to live, to love, to learn, and to leave a legacy.
I am a Paideia scholar!”
Some have asked what the last part of our scholar mission statement means. Here’s a quick explanation. Let your imagination take it from there!
To Live – To Learn – To Love – To Leave a Legacy
Our students must engage in work that rises out of a great need in the world, fuels their passion, taps into their talents, and deepens their conscience to do what is right.
|Whole Person||4 Needs||4 Intelligences / Capacities||4 Attributes||Voice|
|Body||To Live||Physical Intelligence||Discipline||Need|
|Heart||To Love||Emotional Intelligence||Passion||Passion (Love to do)|
|Mind||To Learn||Mental Intelligence||Vision||Talent (Disciplined focus)|
|Spirit||To Leave a Legacy||Spiritual Intelligence||Conscience||Conscience (Do what’s right)|
The four questions:
- What need do I sense in my family, in my community, and the world?
- Does the opportunity to meet the need tap into my passion?
- Do I possess a true talent that, if disciplined and applied, can meet the need?
- Does my conscience inspire me to take action and become involved?
To create a culture of positive unified energy, every morning Paideia students recite the Paideia charge – “Grow, Achieve, Lead!”
The “grow, achieve, lead” charge reminds us that we must grow before we can achieve and once we are growing and achieving we are set to lead the world! The scholars repeat the Paideia charge in unison 3 times:
Grow, achieve, lead!
Grow, achieve, lead!
Grow, achieve, lead!!
Every morning Paideia students show their patriotism by singing a patriotic song and pledging allegiance to the flag. This activity creates a powerful culture of unity as we use “one school, one voice” to pledge allegiance. We are sensitive to varying religions and would never force anyone to participate in this activity.
Enjoy our morning assembly “Oh beautiful for spacious skies” and the pledge of allegiance.