April 14, 2010
Schools and Districts To Receive
Character Education Awards
What: Kansas Character Education Awards
When: May 6, 2008, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Brown v Board of Education National Historic Site
The Kansas State Department of Education in partnership with the National Park Service will be recognizing Kansas schools and/or districts that have demonstrated outstanding character education programs. Interim Commissioner Dr. Diane DeBacker and State Board Chairperson Janet Waugh will be providing remarks and presenting the awards at the Brown v Board of Education National Historic Site on May 6th at 11:30 a.m.
The Kansas Schools of Character Award recipients are schools and/or districts that have demonstrated education principles that include creating a caring school community, engaging families and community members as partners in character-building efforts, fostering self-motivation, and implementing meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners, develops character, and helps students succeed.
The awards are made possible through a grant sponsored by the Character Education Partnership (CEP) <http://www.character.org/> a national organization promoting character education programs in schools. According to CEP, “Character education is a national movement creating schools that foster ethical, responsible and caring young people by modeling and teaching good character through an emphasis on universal values that we all share.”
The schools receiving awards include Hesston District USD 460; St. Mark’s Charter School, Colwich, USD 267; and Starside Elementary School, DeSoto, USD 232. Other recognized schools are Avondale East Elementary, Bishop Elementary, Highland Park Central Elementary, Quincy Elementary, Scott Magnet Elementary, Williams Magnet Elementary, French Middle School, Robinson Middle School in the Topeka 501 District; Berryton Elementary, Shawnee Heights Elementary, Tecumseh North Elementary and Tecumseh South Elementary in the Shawnee Heights District 450; Rossville Elementary and Rossville Jr/Sr High in the Kaw Valley District 321; and Washburn Rural Alternative High School in the Auburn Washburn District 437
Other officials to be present at the ceremony include Dave Shafer, Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site; Cindy Patton, Executive Director, Topeka City of Character Project; Sue Kidd, Kansas Character Education Grant Coordinator and Kent Reed, KSDE Project Director for Character Education.
For more information contact Kent Reed, KSDE Project Director for Character Education, Phone: 785-296-8109; Email: email@example.com
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