Be CLASSY! PROGRAM TRAVELS to JAPAN
For the last 20 years, middle school students from Kawaba, Japan have visited Star Valley. This summer the mayor of Kawaba traveled to Star Valley to plant a friendship tree at Star Valley Middle School. "It was a great experience," said SVMS Principal Kem Cazier. "We were excited for the tree, and the relationship back and forth." While in Star Valley, the mayor learned about the Be CLASSY!
program at SVMS. He took the program information back to his community where he is excited to implement it in the school. At some point in the future, Mr. Cazier will travel to Kawaba to help get the Be CLASSY!
program up and running.
SVMS RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD
SVMS was awarded the 2012 Promising Practices Award by the Character Education Partnership. The CEP represents schools and districts in the United States as well as Canada, China, India, Mexico, and New Zealand. Be CLASSY! is an anti-bullying program created by Mr. Kem Cazier which exemplifies one or more of the CEP's eleven principles. Only 262 awards were given in six countries. SVMS is one of seven schools west of the Mississippi River to receive this honor! This is the second Promising Practices Award SVMS has received.