We are extremely blessed to have such active and supportive parents who volunteer on a regular basis to help students and teachers in the classrooms. The volunteers shelve books in the media center, work backstage in our musical productions and hang artwork in the hallways. In addition, our PTO organizes wonderful events for our students and parents such as educational assemblies, family fun night, bingo, and bagels with buddies. Funds raised through the PTO go back into the school to provide resources for our students and staff.
Our students and their families participate in a number of service projects and school initiatives every year. We are especially proud that many of the ideas for these projects are suggested by the students themselves. This year we are doing many things like Leader in Me, Cultures of Thinking, PBIS, Kids Heart Challenge, and supporting Bridge Pointe.
We are fortunate to have rich cultural diversity at Deerfield. Throughout the year we celebrate and honor our similarities and differences. Each year, parents coordinate a multicultural night where students can learn from other students and their families about customs and traditions from other countries represented in our school. It's a great opportunity to sample delicious international food, wear traditional cultural clothing, and watch fantastic performances on our stage that span the globe.
The Novi Community School District seeks to provide every child, regardless of national origin or native language, quality and meaningful educational instruction. Consequently, students who are English Language Learners (ELLs), are provided instructional services through our English as a Second Language program designed to meet their unique needs. The program includes services that range from one-on-one basic English language instruction to content tutoring inside the child's classroom.
Deerfield's staff has a long history of being active leaders in the district and community, including participating in action research, collaborating with local universities and presenting at local and national conferences. As a result, we are very excited to implement Stephen Covey's "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" and "The Leader In Me." Together we will unleash the leader in each of us. Students will learn to make good choices, set goals and work together more effectively.