About The School  

Gallman Elementary School

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Our School

     Gallman Elementary School is located in the southwest portion of Newberry County and serves approximately 500 students in Pre-K through 5th grade. We have an excellent faculty and staff who are committed to providing learning opportunities for all students. We have 21 traditional classrooms, 3 Montessori classrooms, and 5 Special Needs classrooms within our school to meet the diverse needs of our students. Our school family consists of 60 instructional and support staff. Students participate weekly in Art, Music, P.E., and Computer classes. Every other week our students participate in Guidance class or they spend time in the Media Center developing their love of reading.  

     Several years ago, we began our journey as a Leader in Me school which is based on Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective people.   Our staff and students learn about each of the 7 habits, discuss how to use them in our daily life, and then strive to model each of the habits daily.  Each day, we accept responsibility of being accountable for our own learning and behavior, setting and tracking personal and academic goals, treating others with respect, and working together.  We are passionate about discovering, nurturing, and enhancing the leadership skills and abilities in each of our students, teachers, and staff members.  Our goal is to provide leadership skills along with academics to prepare our students to be not only college and career ready but productive, contributing members of our society.  Gallman Elementary School Gators are Learners Today- Leaders Tomorrow!

 

Motto

I am a Gallman Gator. My goals are three:

Respect, Success, Responsibility!

 

Beliefs

 Gallman Gators believe:

  • There is a leader in everyone.
  • A goal oriented environment builds confidence.
  • Everyone should be treated with respect.
  • We learn and grow together to achieve goals.

Leader In Me

 

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids

Be Proactive classroom poster

Habit 1 — Be Proactive

You're in Charge

I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

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Habit 2 — Begin with the End in Mind

Have a Plan

I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

Put first things first classroom poster

Habit 3 — Put First Things First

Work First, Then Play

I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.

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Habit 4 — Think Win-Win

Everyone Can Win

I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. I make deposits in others’ Emotional Bank Accounts. When conflicts arise, I look for third alternatives.

Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood classroom poster

Habit 5 — Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Listen Before You Talk

I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints. I listen to others without interrupting. I am confident in voicing my ideas. I look people in the eyes when talking.

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Habit 6 — Synergize

Together Is Better

I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems because I know that by teaming with others we can create better solutions than anyone of us can alone. I am humble.

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Habit 7 — Sharpen The Saw

Balance Feels Best

I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school. I find meaningful ways to help others.