An integral part of what we exemplify

Character Counts!

“CHARACTER COUNTS! is such an integral part of what we exemplify here at North Pike Elementary. We were excited to offer this specific training to several of our new facility members, so they could become more immersed in our CHARACTER COUNTS! overall program.

We are looking forward to sharing A Family’s Guide to Teaching Good Character at our winter Parent Night. Our faculty sees the difference we can make in a young child’s life by sharing the values of CHARACTER COUNTS! on a daily basis with each and every student entrusted to our care.”

-Winona Dykes, North Pike Elementary (Summit, MS)

We are proud to have CHARACTER COUNTS! products in our school

Character Counts

“CHARACTER COUNTS! gives my school the opportunity to promote character traits that will help our students become the best version of themselves. As a National School of Character, we have decided to utilize CHARACTER COUNTS! because their products such as the street signs and the character education posters provide constant reminders for our students of the character traits that we are working diligently to instill in our students through incorporating character education into all that we do. We are proud to have CHARACTER COUNTS! products in our school. They are aesthetically pleasing and are a great physical reminder of the traits that we want our students to be intrinsically motivated to exhibit.”

-Britney Maginn, School of Science and Technology (Alamo, TX)

CHARACTER COUNTS! is alive and well

Character Counts

“CHARACTER COUNTS! is alive and well in Downey and will continue to be incorporated into what we do on a daily basis across the district and community. This helps us fulfill the Downey Unified vision that reads: All students graduate with a 21st Century education that ensures they are college and career ready, globally competitive, and citizens of strong character.”

-Dr. Robert Jagielski, Downey Unified School District (Downey, CA)

Our disciplinary referrals have decreased

“The CHARACTER COUNTS! initiative has created a very positive environment at School #72. We are pleased with many aspects of the initiative. Our disciplinary referrals have decreased. Our students are happy. We have a common vocabulary that allows us, the staff, to have more productive conversations with our students. We are building stronger relationships with our students every day.”

– Sarah Vittoria, Assistant Principal, Lorraine Academy School 72 (Buffalo, NY)

Blend CHARACTER COUNTS! in with PBIS

“Our school has been able to blend CHARACTER COUNTS! in with PBIS. We have created a universal behavior matrix that incorporates the Six Pillars, a reward system using Eagle Bucks, a restorative reflection room and we have even opened a school store. Our Eagle Bucks incorporates the Six Pillars to recognize students using good behavior throughout the school day. We have incorporated the CC! language into our school. Our students are becoming incredible citizens inside and outside of our school!”

– Marielle Zych, Native American Magnet School (Buffalo, NY)

Nurtures the social and emotional development needed for learning

“CHARACTER COUNTS! is important to continue for students and teaches alike. CHARACTER COUNTS! helps students develop perseverance so they can pursue their goals despite their frustrations, mistakes, setbacks, and other obstacles that make learning and other difficult tasks seem impossible. It nurtures the social and emotional development needed for learning.”

– Autumn Zasowski, Arthur O. Eve School of Distinction (Buffalo, NY)

The CHARACTER COUNTS! program has turned our school from a degrading, feared environment to a place full of positivity, compassion, and kindness

“The CHARACTER COUNTS! program has turned our school from a degrading, feared environment to a place full of positivity, compassion, and kindness. Kids use words of kindness when talking to each other, solve differences using Pillar power terms, and overall are becoming kids of character.”

-Lauren Golpl, Hamlin Park Academy (Buffalo, NY)

What a fun and active way to help learn new things to develop our emerging citizens!

“Thank you so much for sharing CHARACTER COUNTS! with us at North Pike Elementary School. We have implemented many of the strategies and techniques you shared and our students are responding in a very positive way. Our teachers also responded very positively to you and your presentation. What a fun and active way to help learn new things to develop our emerging citizens! Thank you again!”

-Michelle Smith, North Pike Elementary School (Summit, MS)

The more the kids can see these demonstrated as a school and as teachers, the more they can use them in their own lives

Character Counts

“When I plan my units I use the Goal Setting module. Here is where we are starting, here is where we need to end, and here are all the steps along the way to get us to that point. The more the kids can see these demonstrated as a school and as teachers, the more they can use them in their own lives.”

-Emily Chyma, South Tama High School (Tama, IA)