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District-Wide Annual Theme

Courage Counts

Courage, being assertive to stand up for yourself and others, is a district-wide theme for the 2022-2023 school year in the ETSD! The theme was first introduced to our students back in June with the release of the Summer Literacy and Math Project, which annually includes one required read modified from the national One School, One Book initiative. In Evesham, the initiative is annually modified to add choice for students and renamed One District, One Theme. The Summer 2022 Courage Counts theme allowed students to select from a variety of texts all connected in some ways to courage.  Elementary students selected one of the five books below, while middle school had a choice of four titles.   


Language arts classes will start the new school year with discussions on the summer reading books, focusing on the theme of courage and its connection to CARES. This theme, along with basic routines and structures are established during the first six weeks of school to create safe, inclusive environments in our schools where kindness and learning flourish. Natural opportunities will continue to occur at different times throughout the school year to recognize and continue celebrating this important theme. These include, but are not limited to, lessons/activities such as Week of Respect, No Place for Hate and more!

What can you do to be courageous? Why is it important to stand up for ourselves and others? How does being courageous connect to kindness? Please join us in promoting courage and kindness in our classrooms, our schools, and our community.

ETSD students with OSOT books

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To read more about the district anti-bullying program and resources for diversity, equity, and inclusion, click here.

Make a Difference with Kindness

Kindness was a district-wide theme during the 2021-2022 school year in the ETSD! The theme was integrated into the start of the school year and students were challenged to choose kindness all year long. Natural opportunities to revisit the theme occurred at different times throughout the school year to recognize and continue celebrating this important theme such as Week of Respect and The Great Kindness Challenge. Kindness is an important theme that will continue to be a focus area in the years ahead. What can you do to show kindness? Please join us in promoting kindness in our classrooms, our schools, and our community. It can begin with you!


Jaggard students choose kindness Rice teacher and student MMS student during Kindness WeekRice students during Kindness Week

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