"I Belong, You Belong, We Belong" is the 2022 Character Education Theme for New Providence School District, a National District of Character.
Allen W. Roberts, New Providence Middle School, New Providence High School and Salt Brook have continued to join together to focus on a common unifying theme that will help our students, staff, and community internalize the message of belonging, respect, kindness, and empathy for others.
Our goal with this year’s theme “I BELONG, YOU BELONG, WE BELONG” is to foster a culture of “belonging” which will help the children develop friendship, commitment, acceptance and care for all. This “sense of belonging” will move students to act in an inclusive way, go out of their way for others, and appreciate all for who they are. As the school year progresses, we will engage our students in meaningful activities that will give them the power to choose their own path. We will provide them with the skills, practice, courage, and confidence to persevere and grow. As always, the “I BELONG, YOU BELONG, WE BELONG” theme will be carried over into the hallways, cafeteria, and playgrounds during the current school year. Throughout the course of the school year, the students will be involved in learning activities designed to develop good character, foster a sense of belonging, and empower them to make good choices for themselves. All the while, we will be working on developing positive relationships and helping each other internalize the message of acceptance, respect, kindness, and empathy for others.
(Jean Drexinger, Principal, Salt Brook School)