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2023 'Schools of Character' Recognition Now Taking Applications

Includes Shifting School Culture Recognition, Enhanced Spotlight Recognition, and Promising Practices Recognition

Kansas State Schools of Character Recognition Program

It is once again that time of year and if your school or district is doing great things with social, emotional, and character development, 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. 

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. 

These applications are due April 3, 2023, and can be emailed to Noalee McDonald-Augustine at nmcdonald@smokyhill.org.  The application fee for both is $25.00, 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.  The application deadline is March 24, 2023, 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 (Word)            Enhanced Spotlight Application (PDF)

Shifting School Culture Application (Word)      Shifting School Culture Application (PDF)