Caring School Community: Sunset Elementary uses the Caring School Community program, which is a nationally recognized, research-based K–6 program that builds classroom and school-wide community. It focuses on strengthening students’ connection to school—an important element for increasing academic motivation and achievement. The program includes Class Meetings, School and Home activities, and Cross-Age Buddies.
Star Students: Each week, a student from each class is selected as the Star Student. They are announced at morning lineup, and receive a certificate and a special Star Student lanyard from Principal Lee. During lunch time, the week’s Star Students eat with Principal Lee and take part in special games and discussion.