2016 SIGMA SIGMA SIGMA Character Essay Winners

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Sigma Sigma Sigma Character Essay Winners.  Tri Sigma is the only national student member organization conducting CHARACTER COUNTS at all their campus locations having trained local leaders on the program.  We are very proud of our partnership with...

#CharacterEdChat Returns to Twitter

Join us for the return of #CharacterEdChat in October! The Character Ed Chat is a great forum for educators to share best practices, key instructional strategies and experiences with others that helped improve school climate and/or create a community of character. Event Details: Host: @charactercounts Guest: Barbara Gruener, School...

Has our weekly #CharacterEdChat made you smile? It will this Thursday.

Spotted any good billboards lately? There are some positively positive ones popping up around the country as part of the Smile Across America campaign, which will culminate in the International Day of Happiness on March 20. In San Antonio, one of the billboards carries the message that "Superheroes are...

It’s National School Counseling Week!

Have you thanked a school counselor this week? The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has set aside February 2-6 this year as National School Counseling Week. The idea is to create awareness of the services that school counselors provide to your school family. Here's how the ASCA website...

Show the White House Your Character(s)

It's the second annual White House Student Film Festival! And it’s open to U.S. students, grades K-12. This year's theme -- The Impact of Giving Back -- is perfect for your CHARACTER COUNTS! program. The White House says it's looking for videos that "tell a story about paying...

From the Director’s Chair: Memorable Moments of 2014 — and What’s Coming in 2015

By Jeff McMurdy, National Director of CHARACTER COUNTS! Memorable Moments [caption id="attachment_6029" align="alignleft" width="300"] Rancho Bernardo High School Senior group called the Bronco Ambassadors visit elementary schools in the Poway USD and put on a show about character and making the rights choices.[/caption] When I review the year...

Countdown to #Character2014

As we draw closer to the Character Education Partnership’s annual conference (Oct. 30 - Nov. 2 in Washington, D.C.), we’ve been featuring guest posts from educators who represent a CEP-designated National School of Character. In today’s post, we hear from CEP's leadership about the focus of this year's conference. Learn...

How Orono School District Became a National District of Character

As we draw closer to the Character Education Partnership’s annual conference (Oct. 30 - Nov. 2 in Washington, D.C.), we’re featuring guest posts from educators who represent a CEP-designated National School of Character. In today’s post, we look at the public school district of Orono, Minnesota, which was...

Tri Sigma Essay Contest Focuses on Kindness

Kindness can change the world. That's the theme of this year's Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority essay contest, which is held to coincide with Worldwide CHARACTER COUNTS! Week, October 19-25, 2014. The contest is open to any woman who is affiliated with a national sorority and enrolled full-time...

From the Director’s Chair: An Oasis of Character in the Desert

San Bernardino is just 60 miles east of Los Angeles, but it seems a world away from Hollywood glamour and glitz. With a 15% unemployment rate and an average household income of less than $21,000 annually, it's the poorest city of its population size in California. An estimated...