School “Houses” bring a sense of camaraderie and identity and is part of what Union Day is trying to develop. Each House represents all grade levels and will follow each student thru 12th grade. Other opportunities to develop leadership skills arise from the patterns established by the house system. Sixth-graders shepherd kindergartners from their classrooms to house meetings, and some older students will be tapped to take over house planning, field day and pep rally duties from the teachers. Houses will compete with each other throughout the year, participating in PENNY WARS, The Gryphon Games and other positive contests.

rowan2HOUSE of ROWAN!

House Moto: “Grow with Wonder”

Character Traits: Vigilance and Virtue

House Color: Red

Vigilance: the action or state of keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties

Virtue: behavior showing high moral standards

ubuntu2HOUSE of UBUNTU!

House Moto: “I am because we are”

Character Traits: Loyalty and Dedication

House Color: Green

Loyalty: faithfulness to commitments or obligations

Dedication: to set apart and devote to a sacred purpose

kanatiHOUSE of KANATI!

House Moto: “Greater than Myself”

Character Traits: Strength and Courage

House Color: Black

Strength: moral power, firmness and courage

Courage: the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger and pain without fear

makoto2HOUSE of MAKOTO!

House Moto: “Move with a Full Heart”

Character Traits: Wisdom and Gentleness

House Color: Royal Blue

Wisdom: knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action

Gentleness: Kindness and having or showing pleasant, good-natured personal qualities

kairos2HOUSE of KAIROS!

House Moto: “Opportunity is my moment”

Character Traits: Boldness and Intelligence

House Color: Yellow

Boldness: not hesitating or fearful in the face of actual or possible danger

Intelligence: capacity for learning, reasoning, understanding, grasping truths and relationships