Jasper Jr. High School is continuing a popular program that encourages togetherness.Principal Lutis Moore said the "house" program continues this year, where students are grouped into houses to …
Jasper Jr. High School is continuing a popular program that encourages togetherness.
Principal Lutis Moore said the "house" program continues this year, where students are grouped into houses to encourage communication and create bonds between peer groups.
Each house meets periodically, and an adult — "family elder" — is assigned to mentor each group.
"We want to make school more family-oriented and have a purpose and a reason to get excited to come to school," Moore told the Daily Mountain Eagle in December 2018.
On the first day of school Aug. 8, students spun a game wheel to determine which house they would be in, and they participated in bonding games to celebrate the first day back.
"We also played house tug-of-war and house Jeopardy. We do this to break up the monotony of a typical first day of school," Moore said in an email to the Daily Mountain Eagle.
House/group names include House Partum, House Ambitiose and House Fortem.
Students can earn points throughout the year during house competitions. The house with the most points will be later be rewarded. Each Wednesday students will be encouraged to wear professional clothes (dress for success) to earn points as well.