The Clear Creek Independent School District is pleased to announce that Robinson Elementary School has been named a 2016 Texas School of Character by Character.org, a national advocate and leader for the character education movement. The program recognized Robinson Elementary as a school that has demonstrated its use of character development to drive a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and culture within the school. Robinson is the second school in Clear Creek ISD to receive this designation along with North Pointe Elementary.
Under the leadership of Principal Yolanda Jones, it is in Robinson’s mission for teachers and staff to empower each student to discover and develop his or her full potential and unique talents through an innovative system of personalized learning, meaningful relationships and integrity. Students also show their commitment to the six character traits of respect, citizenship, responsibility, trustworthiness and fairness through the words of the Robinson Character Pledge they sing each morning.
Since its inception, Character.org has awarded more than 500 schools with the distinction of State School of Character. Criteria for the designation are based on Character.org’s 11 Principles of Effective Character Education, which includes providing students with opportunities for moral action, fostering shared leadership and engaging families and communities as partners in character-building efforts. It is also a method of recognizing exemplary schools and districts in the nation.
“Utilizing components of character education is a large part of our student and staff’s daily routines, and we are grateful to be recognized as a school that highlights this importance in education,” said Principal Yolanda Jones. “Robinson Elementary and Clear Creek ISD as a whole are dedicated to providing our students with opportunities to understand and assume their role as productive citizens in our community. We are eager to carry this distinction for years to come and are hopeful our example will lead other schools to participate in this program to enhance student’s lives.”
Strong character is just as an important as a strong report card in Clear Creek ISD. To this extent, the school district has created curriculum, service-learning projects, and clubs and activities to ensure students have every opportunity to positively impact their world.
Visit www.character.org to learn more about the National Forum and the Schools of Character program.