Hood View Junior Academy Puts Students in Family Groups

November 01, 2008 | Holley Bryant

Hood View Junior Academy in Boring, Ore., began the school year with new family groups. Junior high students led the rest of the school in this special event. Each pair of leaders had 10 students in grades preschool through sixth in their group. Groups developed a name for their family, a cheer for their family and a special poster. Monica Manzo, eighth-grade student says, "It was fun and way better than doing school work!" Family groups will meet once or twice a month.