Welcome back Brandon! At Harvey-Swanson everyone was really looking great in their "High Tech Hawk" t-shirts. We had a great day of learning and everyone seemed to have fun. While having fun we knew how to keep safe and be happy today with an inspirational message from Mr. Phillips.
Something special that Mr. Phillips has been working on for a long time now is his signature "Hawk Talk" video series. Every Monday, Mr. Phillips, with the help of some HSE students, uses iMovie for iPad to put together a video highlighting one of the positive behaviors expected at Harvey Swanson. The videos cover everything from "walking like a hawk" in the hallway, safe playground behavior, and even respectful bus behavior.
The talks always focus on one of the four areas that HSE prides itself on. The four areas we focus on with our School-wide Positive Behavior plan are: Have Respect, Act Responsibly, Work Together, and Keep Safe! You'd be hard pressed to find a student or alum from Harvey-Swanson who couldn't recite our H.A.W.K. expectations. Mr. Phillips regularly reinforces and models these areas of pride with his videos.
Today, being the first day of school, we got an extra special video that focused on the great happiness that comes from following our H.A.W.K. expectations. It also talks about how being happy and helping others is all part of acting like a H.A.W.K. Take a look at the video below, clap along, and be happy!
Instructional Technology Coach