“Washington Elementary School in New Ulm, Minnesota, got its school year off to a smashing start. That smash, specifically, was Captain Character, also known as Principal Les Koppendrayer, bursting through a paper sign to kick off a CHARACTER COUNTS! assembly on the first day of school. Flanked by six teachers, each clad in a cape and mask representing one of the Six Pillars of Character, the principal/captain reminded students of the importance of demonstrating trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenship. He also announced that he would recognize one outstanding classroom each month with a Six Pillar Trophy.”
Did your school do anything to start the year with character? Do you highlight CHARACTER COUNTS! at assemblies? Share a comment below to let us know.
Photo credit: Steve Muscatello, The Journal. See the article “Is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s CAPTAIN CHARACTER!” for more photos.