“Success, success, I will do my best…!” William Floyd Elementary School students hear those words and more as part of their school song each Monday morning as they start their week. The melody, titled “The William Floyd Elementary’s Journey of Success,” is based off the tune of “It’s a Small Word,” which was adapted by music teacher Denise Post with lyrics by assistant principal Valerie Ennis.
“The song was created in an effort to enhance student morale and further promote our core values,” said Mrs. Ennis, referring to the virtues that they focus on as a school such as hard work, friendship, cooperation, self-control, action, fitness, determination, team spirit, confidence and skill. “Students in every grade level are offered the opportunity to sing on a rotating basis.”
Please enjoy this video of students Amber Minter, Leighton Wicklow, Farryn Marchese, Matthew Paola, Aysegul Basar and Johanna Brutus singing their school song. Full lyrics below!
Lyrics to The William Floyd Elementary’s Journey of Success
Success, Success, I will do my best, every day will be my test.
You will see, you will see, the unique special me, at the William Floyd Elementary!
First HARD WORK and then I play, DETERMINED to practice my SKILLS today.
LOYALTY and FRIENDSHIP too. COOPERATION in all I do.
I want friends so a friend I will be; TEAM SPIRIT is what you will see.
HONESTY is important too, that is a rule…at the William Floyd Elementary!
My CONFIDENCE is plain to see; FITNESS of body is important to me.
I take ACTION in all I do, SELF-CONTROL is important too…at the William Floyd Elementary!
Success, Success, I will do my best. Every day will be my test.
You will see, you will see, the unique special me at the William Floyd Elementary!