Character Counts is a program that has been ongoing in schools for over ten years, teaching students about the six pillars of character - respect, responsibility, caring, trustworthiness, fairness and citizenship.
Boulder Hill Elementary wanted to honor students that displayed all six traits and celebarated a Character Counts Award program on Jan. 23.
Each classroom teacher nominated a student that exhibited all six pillars of character on a consistent basis throughout the first half of the year.
The morning of Jan. 23, parents and family members visited the school to celebrate the achievement of their child.
Kathleen Dineen-Hendricks, assistant principal, read the names of each recipien and highlighted some of the reasons why their classroom teachers found that they revealed themselves to be “kids for character.”
Each of the students chosen displayed excellent character without being asked and continue to encourage all other students at Boulder Hill to uphold the expectations that come with Character Counts.
Boulder Hill Elementary plans to host a Character Counts celebration again in the spring for students in the second half of the school year that exhibit the Character Counts qualities.
Special thanks to Oswego 308 for the photo and information.