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Schools

Students get a lesson in character

By TIMES STAFF
Published April 14, 2007


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WESLEY CHAPEL - Weightman Middle School students got a multimedia lesson on character building Thursday. Students attended several assemblies in the Wesley Chapel school's performing arts center to view a presentation across three jumbo screens featuring popular music and movie scenes.

There were two showings during the school day, and another similar production was shown Thursday evening for honor roll students and their parents.

The loud, action-packed productions taught lessons about making careful choices, having determination and being kind to others.

"This is a positive way to do that in a format that's engaging for students," said Weightman principal Shea Davis.

She heard from longtime teachers that this was the most impressive presentation they've ever shown to students, Davis said.

Peer pressure affects all types of students, including those who get good grades.

"This is not an issue that's limited in any way to a targeted group of kids," she said.

Some students thought the movie was graphic and startling.

"Now I know to be more cautious in life," said Bashawn Hunter, 14. "It's about self- confidence."

For more information about the programs, visit www.motivationalmedia.org.

[Last modified April 14, 2007, 07:31:05]


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