CHARACTER EDUCATION PROGRAMS BEGIN AT GRANBURY SCHOOLS
August 30, 2019
Character education programs are beginning at Granbury ISD schools for the 2019-20 school year.
In order to develop students not only academically but also as well-rounded individuals, character education is a key component of the G2025 strategic plan adopted by the GISD Board of Trustees in May 2019.
Last school year, both Acton Elementary School and Oak Woods School were named National and State Schools of Character by Character.org, a national advocate and leader for character. The program recognized both AES and Oak Woods as schools that have demonstrated its use of character development to drive a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and school climate.
In addition to character education, G2025 also continues the district community service initiative program through the GISD Day of Service. Under the strategic plan, every student will complete 20 hours of community service as a local requirement for graduation.
Pictured are Oak Woods students at the character education kickoff on August 30. The students threw up beach balls to a morning assembly to highlight the Six Pillars of Character representing the core ethical values from the CHARACTER COUNTS! program – respect, citizenship, fairness, caring, trustworthiness, and responsibility.