Phoenix Students Embrace The Dillon Way

Principal Sue Anderson carries the torch and ignites the Firebird as part of the Dillon Way celebration.

Principal Sue Anderson carries the torch and ignites the Firebird as part of the Dillon Way celebration.

The Phoenix Central School District’s mascot, The Firebird, helps kick off the Dillon Way during a recent schoolwide celebration.
The Phoenix Central School District’s mascot, The Firebird, helps kick off the Dillon Way during a recent schoolwide celebration.

PHOENIX – School spirit erupted in the Phoenix middle school recently as students, teachers and staff members embraced the Dillon Way.

Principal Sue Anderson carries the torch and ignites the Firebird as part of the Dillon Way celebration.
Principal Sue Anderson carries the torch and ignites the Firebird as part of the Dillon Way celebration.

Each year, students in fifth through eighth grades at Emerson J. Dillon Middle School participate in a variety of activities promoting teamwork, friendship, character education and school spirit.

Principal Sue Anderson kicked off the 2017-18 celebration by lighting the Firebird torch and welcoming the students to a day of team-building exercises and challenges.

Throughout the school year, grade-level teams that embody the Dillon Way will earn points that accumulate with each recognition of exemplary behavior.

The team with the most points at the end of the year will be honored with a celebration in the spring.

Students Ashley Dean and Madalynn Emlaw parade around the gymnasium with the Dillon Way banner they created.
Students Ashley Dean and Madalynn Emlaw parade around the gymnasium with the Dillon Way banner they created.