harchive‎ > ‎

Four Corners Elementary School hosts Step Up To Your Future Week

posted Nov 22, 2011, 11:29 AM by Salem Keizer   [ updated Aug 15, 2012, 11:28 AM ]

The week of November 14 at Four Corners Elementary School was Step up to Your Future Week.

Throughout the week, students were encouraged to think about their futures. At each grade level, students learned about different jobs and occupations. For instance, first graders learned about policemen and firefighters and how they help to keep our community safe. Plus, fourth graders took an interest inventory to discover what occupations may fit their interests.

Classroom doors were decorated with the school logos, colors, and the certificates of the universities that staff members have attended. On Thursday, all teachers shared stories about their college experiences.

During the week, there was a Reading Is Fundamental book giveaway themed Ducks and Beaver’s Read Too reminding students that football players are students at the university working towards the career of their choice.

Dave Johnson at Four Corners

The week culminated with an inspiring assembly, with guest speaker Dave Johnson, an Olympic decathlon bronze medalist, who is now the athletic director at Corban University. Dave Johnson spoke about how teachers helped him stay out of trouble and discover his talents. He encouraged kids to believe in themselves, do their very best, trust their teachers, and create a successful future. Like him, Four Corners kids can also be world record holders in the professions they choose.

Dave Johnson at Four Corners

Story and photos submitted by Phil Decker, principal at Four Corners.