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Nov. 23, 2015

Merton Williams students celebrate fall and being models of good character

Merton Williams Middle School recently celebrated their Fall Festival, an event to reward students who were seen by their teachers displaying more than one of the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile traits. Thirty seventh and eighth graders and 30 of their friends were able to participate in each of three lunch periods. After the students ate lunch, they were divided into teams and played rounds of  "Russian Dodge Ball" and a ring toss game. Students also enjoyed a treat of donut holes and cider, and could win prizes.

Assistant Principal Michael LeGault organized the event and several staff members volunteered their time to make it a success. "This event is our way of showing our gratitude to you for being models of the Learner Profile traits in our school," he told the students. The IB Learner Profile traits include being an inquirer, knowledgeable, a thinker, a communicator, principled, open minded, caring, a risk taker, balanced and reflective.

Eighth grader Bayleigh Nugent said she was being recognized for having good communication skills during a discussion in English class and for being a good thinker during a discussion in social studies. She brought her friend Rachel Inman.