South Newton students and staff recently met their shout-out goals for being recognized as leaders. Each grade level plus the faculty and staff had to receive 25 recognitions in order for the school goal to be met. Students were surprised when they entered the school adorned with birthday balloons, presents, and banners. Each classroom was decorated, and instruction was focused around a birthday party theme. Students and teachers used their creativity and math measurement skills to create award-winning birthday hats for classroom and school-wide competition. The day ended with a school-wide assembly of fun contests, Minute to Win It games between students and teachers, singing Happy Birthday, and of course – cupcakes for everyone! Way to go, South Newton LEADERS! We are so proud of how you are using your Leader in Me habits to make a positive difference in your own lives, in your families, in our school, and in our community!