Brockett Elementary and Fuller Elementary received Promising Practice Awards from Character.org. The two schools were among 152 schools from around the country to receive Promising Practice Awards in 2022.
Brockett's Welcome Ambassadors Program and Fuller’s Family Values initiative were certified as Promising Practices.
This year’s character development practices and initiatives included peer mentoring, service-learning, and conflict resolution approaches, according to the Character.org website. Many of the Promising Practices also involve parents and the local community.
At Brockett, teachers chose students that demonstrated great leadership to become Welcome Ambassadors. Selected students assisted school counselor Tina Milacek in making welcome packets and giving tours to new students. Mrs. Milacek and the ambassadors held "Cookies with the Counselor" events each semester for new students.
A committee of staff and families created the Fuller Family Values. The values of courage, cooperation, compassion, responsibility, diligence, perseverance, and honesty were displayed around the school. Staff and students referred to the Family Values through morning announcements, classroom meetings and discussions, newsletters to parents, and monthly guidance lessons from school counselor Tabitha Hellman.
Students were recognized for displaying any of the Fuller Family Values and good works with a "Leading with Character" certificate and were celebrated in the morning announcements. The certificates were posted around the school.
Founded in 1993, Character.org empowers people of all ages to practice and model the core values that shape our hearts, minds, and choices. We strive to inspire and recognize thousands of people in schools, organizations, workplaces, communities and families across the world who are “champions for character.”