- We are celebrating UNIQUE WEEK January 23-27 because we believe that all students in WCS are worthy of respect for their unique abilities and disabilities and we believe in their right, need, and desire to achieve their full potential. We also believe that families, teachers, and peers play a critical role in promoting the highest possible achievement of each child. We hope that UNIQUE WEEK will bring together teachers, families, students, and community resources as we strive to have each individual student be successful at school and in the community.
Everyday during that week, students in all of the WCS buildings will hear announcements and watch inspiring videos that reinforce the idea that we are all unique with different abilities and disabilities. We also have themed days that the students and staff can participate in, that will focus on recognizing and celebrating their uniqueness.
The schedule is as follows:
Monday (1/23) - Inside Out Day Everyone is unique in their own way. Some people struggle with expressing themselves, but have a lot to say on the inside. Today we wear our clothes inside out to show that what’s on the inside is just as important.
Tuesday (1/24) - Mismatch Day
No two people are the same. It’s important to celebrate our differences. “To make a difference, you must be different.”
Wednesday (1/25) -Take a Walk in someone else’s shoes: “Wear two different shoes” Sometimes you need to walk in another person’s shoes to know how they feel. We wear two different shoes today to show our uniqueness and to demonstrate understanding of other’s differences.
Thursday (1/26) - Hawaii theme Today we wear Hawaiian clothes in order to make a splash by being unique.
Friday(1/27) - Orange & Black School Spirit Day Today, you are wearing orange and black to show that we are a school community and no matter our differences we can appreciate and celebrate everyone’s unique qualities
In addition, students will be encouraged to participate in different activities and contests throughout the week. At the beginning of the week classrooms will make posters with the slogan “We pledge to stick together and be unique!” Each student will sign their name on duct tape and stick it to the poster. Later in the week homerooms will compete for a chance at a pizza party by creating presentations demonstrating their uniqueness as a class.
"Unique Week is a fun way to bring everyone together to not only learn about different unique qualities and disabilities, but also to embrace those differences and to change our views of those differences. The kids have fun with it and really do learn to find the beauty in differences." - Emily Schmetzer, WCS Speech and Language Pathologist
We hope that you will join us in celebrating UNIQUENESS!