Student winners of the International Peace Day writing contest read their essays during the all-school assembly.
On Monday, September 21, Wilder Elementary School celebrated International Peace Day. Students and staff were encouraged to wear white in honor of celebrating peace around the world, and peaceful relationships were encouraged at school during an afternoon assembly. The Wilder Way Team also showed a student-led video promoting behavior that supports the Pioneer Pledge – to be Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn. The assembly concluded with music teacher Amy Hudson leading the pupils in a song about peace.
Also announced was the first annual Wilder Twenty Day Book Challenge, beginning October 1 and concluding October 21. This campaign helps promote literacy and love for reading. Classrooms will be competing across each grade level for 21 days to see who can read the most books. At the conclusion of the challenge, all students will participate in a book swap sponsored by the Westerville Kiwanis.