Commending Good Character

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Each month, Deauville Gardens West acknowledges the good character of its students with a recognition ceremony.

The building-wide initiative is designed to “catch” students displaying acts of kindness, good behavior and citizenship. Anytime students are caught displaying good character, they get a “character counts” card with their name and reason for the recognition. This year, the initiative was also pushed into the lunchroom, where aides and monitors can also commend a student’s good character.

Each month, three names are drawn from each grade and students can choose prizes such as pencils, erasers and books. They also have their picture taken, which is displayed on the bulletin board in the hallway or cafeteria.