The 7 Habits and Leader in Me

5 years ago

              7 Habits tree

           7 Habits posters in school corridor


                                                7 Habits and Leader in Me

7 Habits of Happy Kids

In accordance with the "Leader in Me" process, DeFranco and the Bangor Area Middle  School practice Stephen Covey's "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People." These principals instill 21st century skills and practices to nagivate teens through their personal and professional lives. 

1. Be Proactive 

2. Begin with the End in Mind 

3. Put First Things First 

4. Think Win-Win 

5. Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood 

6. Synergize 

7. Sharpen The Saw

The 7 Habits are creating a culture change within the schools by incorporating the habits into everyday language as well as being visually represented on the walls as daily reminders. Students practicing the habits during the school day learn to carry these habits into their lives after the school day has ended. 

Leader in Me

A  leadership development process that is implemented school-wide with the intention to “help develop the essential life skills and characteristics students need in order to thrive in the 21st century” continues to create young leaders. This process involves an implementation regiment and core staff training to ensure the program's success. 


Media Spotlight

5 years ago


Messaging is a vital part of the community school initiative. It allows the local community to read about what is happening and how to get more involved.  Awareness of Bangor's community school success is marketed through local newspaper outlets and non-profit organization websites.


In the News



The attached files are published community school newsletters containing articles composed by both students, faculty, and the Community School Coordinator, which are distributed to family members and local businesses to provide a snapshot of the work that goes on