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Brockett Receives Promising Practices Award
Brockett Elementary was one of 246 schools to receive a Promising Practices Award from Character.org. Brockett’s Helping Hearts Workshop, which was held in December, was selected as a 2020 Promising Practice.
Character.org certified 246 Promising Practices in schools and organizations across the country that foster character development in children and teens. This year’s character development practices and initiatives included peer mentoring, service-learning, and conflict resolution approaches.
“Brockett has a rich history of coming together to meet the needs of their own,” Brockett principal Courtney Siggers said. “This year, we decided to plan a Helping Hearts workshop to be able to help the heroes in our community. Each grade level decided on a business within the community and a project to benefit the needs of those businesses. Families then donated items that we were able to use, and we came together as a school community to be a positive light to others and help to meet some needs during the holidays.”
Projects included blessing bags, tied blankets for nursing homes and animal shelters, water bottles for the fire department and care packages donated to a cancer center.
“We're so proud to be the recipient of this Promising Practice, said Brockett professional school counselor Tina Milacek..”This event helped to foster character growth in our students by providing them with an opportunity to participate in moral action.”
According to the email received from Character.org, Brockett’s “Promising Practice demonstrated significant impact and is fully aligned with one or more of Character.org’s 11 Principles Framework for Schools: A Guide to Cultivating a Culture of Character.”
Brockett was named a Texas School of Character for 2015-17, and a National School of Character for 2016-21. The school received the Promising Practices award in 2016 and 2017.
About Character.org: Founded in 1993, Character.org is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to provide the voice, visibility, and resources for educators to build nurturing and supportive school cultures that focus on core values and character strengths vital to student and school success. Character.org is widely known for its 11 Principles Framework for Schools, a comprehensive framework developed by school leaders and character development researchers. The vision for Character.org is to expand our work to families, sports, and the workplace. Visit www.character.org to learn more
Click this link to view the Helping Hearts photo gallery