“Raise Your Hands for Success”


— School Celebrates American Education Week

In honor of American Education Week- November 18-22, 2013, the students at Leith Walk Elementary/Middle School in northeast Baltimore were given an activity to help reinforce the theme for American Education Week’s tagline, “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility.”

Students in grades pre-kindergarten through sixth grade completed a “Raise Your Hand for Student Success” project as part of their “Weekend Family Home Assignment- Homework” on November 15th. Each student was asked to decorate a paper hand with five steps to becoming a successful student.

More than 1,000 colorful, creative and inspiring paper hands went on display November 20, 2013 to celebrate public education.