Music Bridges The Gap

Apr 17

Have you seen kids light up when a One Direction/Justin Bieber/Taylor Swift song is played? Can you believe elementary age kids sing right along? What about parents who automatically start singing along when an ‘Nsync or Backstreet Boys song is played?   The creative crew at Southside Baptist Church in Warner Robins, Georgia picked up on it.   Their...

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A Scenic Overlook, and a true story.

Apr 11

Core Essential Values has recently introduced a NEW Middle and High School program called Re:Connect. This program equips schools (and their community volunteers) to let students lead a movement in their own culture, using our common language of a value and its simple definition as a basis. This guest post is a true story from one Re:Connect facilitator.   We...

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Team Effort

Apr 09

You might not put churches and schools together as team partners — but it’s becoming a powerful way to impact kids and families. Macon-Hall Elementary, just outside of Memphis, Tennessee, has reaped huge rewards because of their partnership with neighboring Heartsong Church. Three years ago, Stephanie Behymer, the Director of Children’s Ministries...

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Honesty in High School

Mar 28

Take off your mask! This “reverse” Harlem Shake starts with the masks we wear to cover up or hide our true selves…then cuts loose with who we HONESTLY are! Honesty – choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do! Dance your REAL dance! Interested in having your middle or high school students play out the values in their school? Find out...

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Honesty: One Square at a Time

Feb 26

We welcome a new blog writer, Mr. R!                                                                                  Mr. R is an elementary art teacher with a fun blog of his own. It probably was the name of his blog that first attracted us to him — “My Messy Art Room.” Periodically, Mr. R will share his ideas and his kids’ art work to...

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Promise for PEACE: in High School

Feb 20

Students at Richmond High School in Richmond, Indiana, have been showing how the Core Essential Values play out in their 1600-student school. Their influence team of students invited others to make a promise for PEACE: proving you care more about each other than winning an argument. Richmond High School has been a 2-year pilot school for the soon to be released,...

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PEACE Out

Feb 04

EVERY faculty or staff member in a school is OVERLOADED with tasks. Laura McCain, a counselor at Highland Elementary in Owensboro, Kentucky, has taken our program and condensed some ideas for her teachers. Below is her “Peace Out” email to faculty. In essence she’s customizing it for her school! Laura BELIEVES and SEES what a difference a values...

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