“Nearly all our students qualify for free breakfast anyway, so our school leadership team decided to move that time into the classroom and make breakfast an integral part of the school day,” said Principal Crowe.
The idea came from faculty training with The Center for Restorative Approaches, where the concept of “community circles” was discussed as a way for students to build cooperation, communication and interaction skills.
The school’s teachers wanted to grab every moment to help students better understand their subjects and provide a unique way to better reach Wilson’s young minds, said Principal Wilson So, beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, every morning students began being served and eating breakfast in their classroom to reach a goal of bell-to-bell instruction, said Principal Crowe.
“Our goal was to seek academic improvements, but we found we’re actually building a more positive school community. Eating in the classroom has created a family-style environment for our students, allowing them to get to know each other and their teachers better,” said Principal Crowe.
The mission of Andrew H. Wilson Charter School and the Broadmoor Charter School Board is LEARNING. We will inspire and guide every child everyday by providing excellent educational opportunities so that all may achieve academic and personal growth and exceed their expectations in life. Wilson is an open-admissions, Recovery School District charter school and member of the Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools. Find out more at www.wilsoncharterschool.org