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During the month of September, scholars will be introduced to our first Focus Characteristic, RESPECT, in preparation for October’s annual Week of Respect. Each class will listen to a reading of the book, Chrysanthemum, a story about the main character’s first day of school. Chrysanthemum and her peers learned that being RESPECTful of friends’ feelings was the best way to treat others and contribute to a peaceful and happy culture and climate. In addition to reading Chrysanthemum, scholars will also discuss RESPECT during daily convocation, write responses to the story, create thematic artwork, and end the month with a school-wide RESPECT pep rally.