We stress character and embed our core values (see below) across our curriculum and in all our teaching. Teachers and parents, as well as students, are required to sign a pledge to build character excellence. Feel free to download a printable copy of the commitment to character excellence.
We expect all our students to embrace ethical standards of conduct and respect for others and demonstrate stewardship, citizenship and social skills.
Our core values
- Self-control (Respect)
- Honor (Honesty)
- Determination (Achievement)
In addition to practicing the core values daily, we encourage our students to be responsible citizens by:
- Going far above and beyond expectations
- Showing leadership
- Teaching responsibility to others
- Being a positive role model
We also expect our students to respect everyone’s opportunity to learn by:
- Making responsible decisions
- Staying on task
- Following directions
- Using self-control
- Achieving their personal best
Every morning, all our students recite our school pledge, which reinforces values.
We were named a National School of Character by the Character Education Partnership in 2014. We were also selected for national Promising Practice awards in 2010 and 2012. The Wisconsin Character Education Partnership gave the school Promising Practice awards in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, as well. The first awards were for our Passport to Success, and the second for our program called Good Character is Habit Forming. The program, based on Steven Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” incorporated our core values into daily activities in all classes. In 2013, the Wisconsin Partnership honored CWA’s Heartfelt Heroes activities, where children honored individuals in their lives they consider Heroes. In 2011, we were awarded honorable mention as a State School of Character.
These awards recognize work encouraging the ethical, social and academic growth of students through effective character education.
Please visit our Resources section for information and documentation, such as our school handbook, calendar, forms and more.