Surprise! Wildcat quiz time!

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We all say that we know the principles and values that Mr. Pitcairn and Mr. Heller want us to remember, but do we really? We may say we’ve memorized the 6 C’s and the Five Life Principles, our core values, the school fight song, even the Alma Mater song, but how well do the students and staff of the Middle Division really know these parts of our school culture? That all sounds like a lot doesn’t it? It made me wonder, how much do we really know by heart? With that in mind, I began interviewing the students and faculty to see how good of a Wildcat most people are. If I’m honest, I know for sure that I don’t have all of them memorized, so let’s see how much other people know!

You hear about them even in the Lower Division, The 6C’s, 1. Citizenship, 2. Collaboration, 3. Communication, 4. Creativity, 5. Critical Thinking, and 6. Character. They are considered one of the most important parts of being a Wildcat.

What are the 6C’s?

IMG_0757.jpgStella Curry ‘22: Community, Character, Creativity, Critical thinking, Communication, Those are the only ones she knew.

IMG_0760Angelina Bernard ‘22: No.

IMG_0759.jpgAnisa Nanavati ‘22: Communication, Collaboration, Critical thinking, Creativity

IMG_0761.jpgElise Faith ‘22: Communication, Creativity, Collaboration, Community.

Mr. Pitcairn: Yes, Citizenship, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity, Character.

Mr. Heller: Yes, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity, Citizenship, and Communication.

Photo of Mr. Heller
Mr. Heller

IMG_0758.jpgMs. McCormick: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Character, Communication, Collaboration, Citizenship.

IMG_1719.JPGMr. Pitcairn reminds the Middle Division students every week of the Five Life Principles: 1.Do no harm, 2.Make things better, 3.Respect others, 4.Be fair, and 5.Be loving.

These are extremely useful for when we grow up and must live our own lives. We believe in the power of repetition. Now we’ll see if it really does work!

What are the Five Life Principles?

Stella Curry ‘22: Be loving, Do no harm, Make things better, she forgot the rest.

Angelina Bernard ‘22: Be caring, be loving, make things better, do no harm, be kind.

Elise Faith ‘22: Do no harm, Make things better, respect others, be fair, be loving.

Mr. Pitcairn: Yes, Do no harm, make things better, respect others, be fair, be loving.

Mr. Heller: “To be honest, I believe in them, but I am not up to date with memorizing them”.

Anisa Nanavati ‘22: Do no harm, Make things better, respect others, be loving.

Ms. McCormick: Do no harm, Make things better, Be kind, Be fair, be loving

Our Core Values are a few more things to help us succeed in life and make it a little bit easier for ourselves. 1. Balance, 2. Inclusion, 3. Stewardship, 4. Courage, 5. Distinction, and 6. Integrity are some of the traits that we should have within ourselves.

What are the Core Values?

Stella Curry ‘22: Didn’t know any.

Angelina Bernard ‘22: I don’t know any of them.

Elise Faith ‘22: Teamwork?

Mr. Pitcairn: Balance, inclusion, stewardship, doesn’t know the rest (courage, distinction, integrity).

Mr. Heller: Yes, balance, inclusion, stewardship, courage, distinction, and integrity.

Anisa Nanavati ‘22: no, I don’t know them.

Ms. McCormick: “Stewardship, Inclusion, character maybe? (incorrect), Integrity, That’s all she knew.

The fight song is a song we hear all the time, at almost every sports event and pep rally. The fight song is a large part of showing your school spirit!

Do you know the fight song?

Stella Curry ‘22: She knew most of it.

Angelina Bernard ‘22: She knows most of it.

Elise Faith ‘22: Yes.

Mr. Pitcairn: “Yes, but I won’t sing it to save your ears.”

Mr. Heller: Yes.

Anisa Nanavati ‘22: Yes.

Ms. McCormick: Yes

The Alma Mater song is an important song for our school about how we build strong bonds here at Academy. We don’t sing it as often as the fight song, but it’s still important to us here.

Do you know the Alma Mater song?

Stella Curry ‘22: No.

Angelina Bernard ‘22: Yes.

Elise Faith ‘22: Yup.

Mr. Pitcairn: “Yes, that one especially!”

Mr. Heller: Yes.

Anisa Nanavati ‘22: yes

Ms. McCormick: yes

The mission statement is posted in almost every classroom. It tells us what our school is about and what we believe in.

Do you know the mission statement? The mission statement is “Academy at the Lakes is a learning community of shared values dedicated to the success of each individual at school, in the community, and in the world. We celebrated the love of learning and the joy in the journey.”

Stella Curry ‘22: No.

Angelina Bernard ‘22: No.

Elise Faith ‘22: No.

Mr. Pitcairn: He knows it by heart.

Mr. Heller: Yes.

Anisa Nanavati ‘22: No

Ms. McCormick:” Academy at the Lakes is a learning community of shared values dedicated to the success of each individual at school, in the community…I don’t remember that part…Celebrated the love of learning and the joy of the journey.”

As you can see, we don’t necessarily have all of these memorized. Overall, however, I believe that we understand the spirit of them, and are pretty good Wildcats.

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