“Vote! Vote! Vote!” Many children hear their parents and adults say this but do they really know what they are talking about and, most importantly, what they are voting for? Rolling Hills Country Day School Middle School students do!
Last week and this week, the Middle School students had an opportunity to learn about key issues for the upcoming election during their Advisory Sessions. Advisory consists of small groups of Middle School students and is led by a Middle School Teacher each week. For these sessions, the teachers paired up and provided unbiased information to discuss both the Democratic and Republican platforms of several topics. The topics included Terrorism & Security, Healthcare, Immigration, Taxes & Economy, Media Bias, and Education. There was no right or wrong, each side was represented fairly, and this was provided as a forum for our students to think about what is important to them and how these issues will affect their future.
On November 2 it is Election Day at Country Day! All students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 will participate by voting with ballots and proudly wearing their “I Voted” sticker! Emphasis is placed on keeping your vote confidential because it is one’s personal choice and opinion.