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CWA Named State School of Character

Milwaukee, WI (1/21/14) — The Wisconsin Character Education Partnership announced Jan. 21 that CWA has been named a State School of Character for 2014.

Schools of Character must meet the partnership’s standards of excellence in character development. These schools are considered models of excellence, exhibiting best practices for other schools to emulate. The state award makes CWA eligible for national character recognition.

This is the fist time CWA has been named a State School of Character. The school previously has been recognized four times at the state level and twice at the national level for having promising practices. This award recognizes CWA is living by all of the 11 required principles of character education.

“We are all very excited and proud to have achieved this award,” said Donna Niccolai-Weber, CWA’s executive director.

“The staff has worked very hard to instill these principles on a daily basis, in everyday life. Character education is not just something you stop, think about, and do for five minute. It’s part of our core values.

“You should be proud of your kids and yourself for modeling our character traits of respect, responsibility, honesty and achievement.”

The school will be planning a celebration in the near future.