WEST ORANGE, NJ - Fifth-grade students in the West Orange School District's seven elementary schools have the privilege of serving as safety patrol and peer leaders—a responsibility that is taken seriously by the principals, teachers and students.

Safety Patrol students are selected by their teachers and principal to assist younger students to and from their classrooms at the beginning and end of the school day. Peer leaders help to intervene when there are disagreements between students as well as encourage them and model good behavior.

"These students display leadership and commitment to our school throughout the year,” said Teacher and Advisor Jenny Rezik. “They help teachers to monitor and assist students every morning."

St. Cloud Elementary School Safety Patrol members and Peer Leaders posed for a photo, seen above.