The Daily Item
MILTON — Sixth and seventh grade students at Meadowbrook Christian School in Milton had a balloon launch ceremony during school on Sept. 27. As part of the LEAD classes (Learning Enrichment Across Disciplines), students have been concentrating on self-management and goal setting since the first week of school. The students wrote their first name, school, and a personal academic goal on a card and then attached the card to a balloon which they then launched together. The cards also included a request that whoever finds a balloon would write a piece of advice about achieving the goal on that card, and would then return the card to the school. Over the next several months the class will keep track of cards that are returned, how far away they were found, and what advice was given. Before the launch, students shared their goals with classmates and then received encouragement by way of famous quotes and scripture verses about goal setting.