Hero’s Journey Program
Fell Charter School actively promotes core ethical values and supportive performance values as the foundation of good character. Fell Charter School students strive to represent our school mission with PRIDE Expectations for Behavior:
Put downs are prohibited
Respect & trust toward one another
Insist upon your personal best
Discuss & listen actively
Expect & give truth & honesty
The Hero’s Journey Program rewards students who practice these values. As an incentive, the program ahs been very effective in fostering positive behavior and character education throughout the school.
Both students and staff are encouraged to recognize someone they witness going above and beyond, and reward them with a ticket. Each week, ticket holders are called to the office, where they are recorded in the “Celebrity Book.”
The students then place their tickets on the banner in the Main Office, where everyone can see them. Students also receive a certificate to share with their parents/guardians at home.
At the end of each month, all tickets awarded during that month are entered into a drawing. The student with the winning ticket receives a $10 gift card!
The Hero’s Journey Program, which began during the 2004-2005 school year, is currently administered by Mrs Emily Rogers, the School Counselor.
At Fell Charter School, all students in grades 3-8 have the opportunity to participate on the Student Leadership Committee.
Officers and classroom representatives are elected each fall. Interested students campaign for these positions and deliver speeches to the student body. The study body registers to vote and selects from the candidates on “Election Day.” Win or lose, all candidates continue to be a part of the committee by attending monthly meetings and organizing school wide events and community service projects.
Over the years, our Student Leadership Committee has led the school through projects such as:
Make cards for the local nursing homes
Write letters to deployed soldiers
Prepare plaques for the fallen firefighters of Pennsylvania
Honor veterans at our annual “Veteran’s Day Assembly”
Collect coats, hats and gloves for local families in need
Contribute to the “Feed A Friend” Program
Hosts dances and fundraisers
*A written note with pick up arrangements is required for each participating student.
The Tutoring Program runs multiple sessions each year and provides additional support for students who may be struggling in the areas of English/Language Arts or Math. Invitations to participate are issued by classroom teachers to students who they feel would benefit from the extra help. Sessions are held after school, from 3:30-4:30 pm. Parents are responsible for picking up students after tutoring is completed.
Fell Charter celebrates its commitment to a better, healthier Earth each April with its Annual Earth Day Celebration! Students from all grades participate in a range of activities that includes bird house construction, trash collection, recycling projects, and cleanup of the school grounds.
The first week of May is National Charter School Week, and Fell Charter shows its pride with a week-long series of events and activities that help showcase all the elements that make use great!