CAMBRIDGE — On Sept. 14, Choptank Elementary School held its first PBIS pep rally of this school year to remind and encourage students to follow the 4 R’s – being Respectful, Responsible, Resilient, and Ready to Learn. The Cambridge-South Dorchester Viking Cheerleaders were on hand to welcome the Choptank Hummingbirds to the pep rally. CES students entered the school gymnasium by walking through a human tunnel of cheerleaders who cheered students to a successful school year.
The Choptank Student Ambassadors provided students with their ideas for being respectful, responsible, resilient, and ready to learn. Fourth-grade teacher, Briana Opher, served as the Mistress of Ceremony; and Music teacher, Brian Burris offered music for the event.
School Principal, Emma Pinkett, reminded students of three very important characteristics of the hummingbird – they have mega brains, which allows them to learn new ideas; they have powerful vision – students need to have a vision for their future and set goals for themselves; and they are flexible – they can fly up, down, forward and backwards.
Students have to remember to be flexible because things will not always go as planned. They have to be prepared for changes. The rally ended with the C-SDHS cheerleaders leading student volunteers in a rousing rendition of C-E-S, go-o-o-o Hummingbirds! Choptank Elementary students are humming to a positive school year.