Each year, as part of the National Schools of Character program, the Character Education Partnership (CEP) recognizes educators who have implemented unique, specific and effective character education strategies. This year, the following Rockwood Schools/programs were recognized as exhibiting Promising Practices in character education:
Chesterfield Elementary: Meet Me in
St. Louis program, Chef Leaders program; Crestview Middle: Crestview Complementary Club, Veterans Day Assembly; Fairway Elementary: Thank Yous from the Fairway Lollipop Gang, Got Your Back Pack program; Individualized Learning Center: ILC Python Time program; Lafayette High: Community Service Class; Marquette High: Spring Break Service Learning Trip; Pond Elementary: Proud of My Panther; Ridge Meadows Elementary: Summer Book Bags program; Rockwood South Middle: Heifer International Read to Feed program, National Junior Honor Society Enrichment Seminar Day; Rockwood Summit High: Summit Link Crew program; Uthoff Valley Elementary: Celebrating Veterans the Viking Way; Woerther Elementary: Caring in Action program
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Eight Parkway schools also have been nationally recognized for Promising Practices.
Barretts Elementary: Girl Power Ally Group; Carman Trails Elementary: High Five Friday; Craig Elementary: English as a Second Language Thanksgiving Feast; McKelvey Elementary: Taste of McKelvey Culture Awareness Night, Assessing the Character of Characters in Favorite Books; Oak Brook Elementary: Student Led School-wide Assemblies; Ross Elementary: Veterans Day celebration; Southwest Middle: community garden, “In Pursuit of Ethics”; Sorrento Springs Elementary: Students Learn about Careers from Experts – Our Parents!
As a district, Parkway also won two awards for its Character Education Action Team and Project Parkway.
These Parkway and Rockwood schools will be honored at the 2014 National Forum on Character Education in Washington, D.C., in October.