Lincoln Elementary’s High Five Fridays To Bring Local Leaders Back To School

By Quinn O’Hara

This past Friday, January 5th, Lincoln Elementary in Clay Center invited the Clay Center Fire Department to visit after their Rise & Shine assembly.

The visit was the first of many ‘High Five Fridays,’ that will have local leaders and community members give the Lincoln students a high five after the weekly Friday morning assembly. Lincoln Elementary Principal Matt Weller says the events are a part of efforts towards achieving USD379’s goal of increasing community and stakeholder engagement over the next five years:

The team originally asked for just a few firefighters, but were pleasantly surprised when the entire department stopped by:

Weller says the team is already in the process of getting a new group to visit for every remaining Friday of the semester. Weller says High Five Fridays is a way to recognize the students, as well as to include the community and share what’s going on at Lincoln Elementary.

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