A Cherokee County elementary school recently was named a 2013 National School of Character.
School Principal Dr. Keith Bryant, Assistant Principal Dr. Pam Green and kindergarten teacher Kristin Smith accepted the award on behalf of the school.
Carmel was one of 29 schools and districts across the country chosen as 2013 National Schools of Character.
“You hear so much about school problems these days that it’s great to focus on schools that work,” said CEP President & CEO Mark Hyatt. “These schools and districts represent the very best of what comprehensive character education looks like, and we are thrilled to recognize their achievements and tell their stories.”
Carmel was commended by a review committee for its Service Learning component, responsive classrooms and positive behavior intervention support
The Service Learning curriculum is a school-wide initiative, and includes projects such as making and sending bilingual books to less fortunate children, sending snacks to troops, working to raise money and awareness for the Cherokee County Humane Society and establishing a pen pal relationship with first-grade students Egypt.