Character Education Through Song

Countrywood students are already learning how to become Safe- Responsible- Respectful citizens, so Mr. Chevalier’s song ‘Put Your Hands In the Air' struck a familiar chord.
Countrywood students are already learning how to become Safe- Responsible- Respectful citizens, so Mr. Chevalier’s song ‘Put Your Hands In the Air' struck a familiar chord.
Assistant Principal Ms. Kellie Njenga introduces Mr. Brian Chevalier, who hails from Glens Falls, New York
Assistant Principal Ms. Kellie Njenga introduces Mr. Brian Chevalier, who hails from Glens Falls, New York
Countrywood students were invited to participate onstage with Mr. Chevalier.
Countrywood students were invited to participate onstage with Mr. Chevalier.
Each and every student seemed engaged and entertained.
Each and every student seemed engaged and entertained.
“You’re never to young to learn how to be a positive member of your community,” said Mr. Chevalier.
“You’re never to young to learn how to be a positive member of your community,” said Mr. Chevalier.

“Treat others the way you want to be treated,” said musician and songwriter Brian Chevalier to Countrywood students the other day. Mr. Chevalier was in South Huntington to entertain the students with songs and a message. “One of the messages I give children today is to respect others, and my song ‘Put Your Hands In the Air' celebrates ways in which we show each other respect.”

Another song the students enjoyed and got to participate in was called "Circle of Friends." “This song is all about what good friends do for each other,” said Mr. Chevalier. “The main message in many of my songs boils down to being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and looking at how you would feel if you were that person and how you would want to be treated if you were in those shoes.”  Mr. Chevalier’s performance was part of the PTA Cultural Arts programs that so greatly enhances the arts education that our students receive.