The Waynesville R-VI School District's diversity initiative this school year included having students decorate their classroom doors to reflect the theme of “Diversity.” The range of ideas the students came up with were as impressive as the doors. Every school in the district participated and each building chose a winner. From each building's individual winners, an overall winner -- Thayer Elementary -- was selected by members of the district diversity team. Students in Debbie Akery's art classes worked in collaboration with the school counselor Casey Bladdick to create the winning design.
In addition to the classroom doors, many classrooms included guest speakers, a variety of foods from different cultures and readings about different cultures.
Doors from Thayer Elementary, Freedom Elementary, Williams Early Childhood Center and Sixth Grade Center are attached.
January 15, 2021