MADISON, NY - A popular program from the past has returned to make sure that the Madison Central School District’s elementary students are entering the classroom looking and feeling their best this year. The Students are able to do so through the MCS “Stylin’ and Smilin’” program.
This special program brings together MCS elementary students with their counterparts from the secondary grade levels in the morning. As part of the program, a group of close to 50 participating elementary students are able to choose from a wide range of hair supplies and styles for the school day, while a group of approximately 15 middle and high school students volunteer to serve as “Stylists” for their younger peers.
The Stylin’ and Smilin’ program builds school unity between the upper and lower grade levels, while also helping our younger students realize a positive self-image for themselves. The program has been around at MCS for quite some time, but took a lengthy hiatus due to the departure of its previous organizer.
MCS Reading Specialist Mrs. Jonielle Jecko took the initiative to restore the program towards its former glory. She organizes donations of supplies from numerous MCS staff members, and provides supervision and assistance to an enthusiastic group of students who enjoy making a difference in the lives of their peers.
With the extremely strong rate of participation in the program, it is clear that this was a welcome addition to the present Madison Central School experience.