Concordia Chronicle Dec 8 2023

Grade 1 Student Embarks on Leadership Journey as Head of School for a Day

On December 6, our school was under new management, as Grade 1 student Olivia D. took the reins as Head of School for the Day. Her journey began at the ES assembly, where Mr. Steve Winkelman presented her with her honorary head of school badge and lanyard.


Olivia then got straight to business, sharing her thoughts on a tour of the campus. Along the way she met with with various school administrators and visited several of the school's learning spaces, including the new high school STEM lab.

Her next task was to choose the official school Christmas card – stay tuned to our social media channels to see her selection!



After a nice lunch with Mr. Winkelman in the PC Commons, Olivia joined her classmates at recess before heading back to the office.


Olivia's communication and leadership skills were on full display during her interview with students from the High School Applied Journalism class, where she discussed ways to enhance our school. She later visited the Rittmann Center to check in on our Middle School music classes and share her thoughts on some of the student artworks on display.


After a quick snack, Olivia sat down to pen a message to her parents, reflecting on her day and all the unique experiences. Upon returning to the classroom, her classmates eagerly listened to her stories, keen to learn about her experiences in her new role.

As the day ended, Olivia passed the mantle back to Mr. Winkelman, having had a memorable day as our Head of School.

--Shout out to Olivia's mom and dad for giving her this opportunity, won as a silent auction item at last spring's 25th Anniversary Gala and Auction.