EPIC! is a Washington County Schools initiative designed to bring all educational stakeholders (faculty, staff, students, families, and community members) together as one. The goal is to lead to mutual respect and understanding and for children to develop a moral courage to withstand the pressure of intimidation and threat of force.
We want our youth to be on a hero’s journey and to withstand the struggle beyond the ordinary. We want them to be in charge of their destiny for the rest of their lives. While on their hero’s journey we plan to encourage them, protect them, and by investing in this framework, we will connect with them!
We want EPIC! to be an empowering program. To build a foundation for children that will endure into their adult life which will prepare them for a world that no matter how we try to civilize it, will always have the argument of force.
EPIC News from South Central Elem
It is wonderful how something good manages to come out of something bad in so many instances. The tornado of April 27, 2011, touched down in South Central and has had a major influence on the growth of EPIC! for our students and families by the demonstration what it really means to “treat others the way you want to be treated."
We remember families, neighbors, and friends came before the crack of dawn. Then agencies, cities, and states joined in unity to help those in need. Age, race, color, religion had no bearing on an outstretched hand. Bonds were made that will never be broken.
We continue to ENCOURAGE each other with love, hugs, and hand shakes. This will be passed on for years to come.
Our bond will prevail as we PROTECT each other. What happened made a difference in the lives of those who gave and those who received. This will be passed on for years to come.
So many cared enough to INVEST their time and make unselfish personal sacrifices to help because others had a greater need. This will be passed on for years to come.
The event was real and will serve to CONNECT generations with true stories of brotherhood and relationships that changed lives. This will be passed on for years to come.
Treat others the way you want to be treated. That’s the “Golden Rule” and it has always been. This, too, will be passed on for years to come.