On October 8, the
students at Byam had grade level PRIDE meetings with Mr. Fredette our principal
and Ms. Gesualdi our guidance counselor.
The focus of these meetings was the core value of perseverance. Working hard and not giving up even when
something is difficult is an important message and the story Mia Hamm Winners Never Quit by Carol
Thompsonwas used as the springboard
for these meetings. The story tells
about a young Mia Hamm wanting to quit when soccer games didn’t go her
way. After discussing how she did show
perseverance by the end of the story, examples of how we can exhibit
perseverance at school and home were shared.