Wednesday, August 21, 2013

2013 School of Character

Wow!  The Sibley-Ocheyedan Elementary was awarded the State School of Character by Character Counts of Iowa.  This was a pretty big project and people probably want to know how this all came about.  I received a letter from CC of Iowa with information on nominating someone for a Character Award.  I thought first of our elementary school.  I am so fortunate to work in a school where character education is important.  Our teachers are so creative in how they include character education in their lessons and in their classrooms.  The kids all know the 6 Pillars (Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship) but they also learn other character words too, such as kindness, integrity, honesty.
Click HERE to see our school's video that was shown at the Awards Banquet on Aug. 2.
And be sure to spread a little good character around!