Nellie Bennett stars shine at annual pep rallyAlthough the first day of school is weeks prior, the consensus at Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School is that the school year hasn’t really begun until after the annual STAR Rally. Held on the last Friday in September, the high-energy rally is a Nellie F. Bennett tradition that serves to welcome students to the new school year, while providing a platform to introduce the STAR Program, Nellie’s character education program.
Organized by the STAR Committee, the Star Program helps foster a positive school climate by promoting school spirit and by recognizing and rewarding students for engaging in good behavior. Framed around the Six Pillars of Character, the program encourages students to strive to embody the Pillar characteristics of trustworthiness, respectfulness, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship while learning the importance of demonstrating good sportsmanship and school pride.
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