MISSION MONDAY: MS/HS Election 2016

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Welcome to Mission Monday, a series of posts highlighting the ways North Salem students embrace the district mission of engaging in continual improvement, including questioning, defining and solving problems through critical and creative thinking. To learn more about the North Salem Mission, please click here.

North Salem Middle/High School students analyzed the election polls in their social studies classes, learned about the role of the Electoral College and discussed the candidates leading up to November’s presidential election.

After reviewing the facts, students were challenged to make an informed decision in a schoolwide vote on Election Day.

The results of the election were:
•    Hillary Clinton — 242 (43% total vote)
•    Donald Trump — 229 (40% total vote)
•    Gary Johnson — 29
•    Jill Stein — 10

Ninety-seven percent of middle school students and 72 percent of high school students participated in the election.
 
Students used their creative thinking skills to evaluate the pros and cons of each candidate and organized those ideas into categories in their minds. They then conducted further research and used communication and collaboration skills to discuss ideas, disagree and respect the ideas of others.