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'Schools of Character' Recognition Awards Open for Applications

Awards Include: Shifting School Culture Recognition, Enhanced Spotlight Recognition and Promising Practices Recognition

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Schools and districts across the state are doing great things with social, emotional, and character development. These efforts and accomplishments should be recognized and shared with other schools around the state. Please consider applying for one or more of the Kansas State Schools of Character recognitions.

The Shifting School Culture Recognition is for schools or districts that have developed and implemented an SECD initiative or program for at least one year and are transforming the school culture as well as growing student SECD skills. These initiatives or programs must support the SECD Standards strands and the school or district KESA goals, the Kansans Can School Redesign Project principles, or both. This may not be the same application as a Promising Practice or Enhanced Spotlight.

The Enhanced Spotlight Recognition is for schools or districts that are implementing new initiatives or are enhancing existing initiatives that will strengthen the SECD skills in their students and school climate. Initiatives must support at least one of the SECD Standards strands and support one or more of the KESA 5 R’s, the Kansas Redesign Principles, or both. This may not be the same application as a Promising Practice or Shifting School Culture. 

These applications are due March 27, 2020, and can be emailed to Noalee McDonald-Augustine at nmcdonald@smokyhill.org. The application fee for each is $25, payable to Smoky Hill Education Service Center. 

The Promising Practices Recognition application process must be completed online through the Character.org website, www.character.org, and is for schools or districts that have developed and successfully implemented a unique character practice. Promising Practices put one or more of the 11 Principles into action. The application deadline is March 13, 2020, and has an application fee of $100 payable to Character.org.   

For more information, contact Noalee McDonald-Augustine at nmcdonald@smokyhill.org or Kent Reed at kreed@ksde.org.

 

Download application forms

Enhanced Spotlight Application.docx             Enhanced Spotlight Application.pdf

Shifting School Culture Application.docx      Shifting School Culture Application.pdf