Six Clear Creek ISD schools named Texas Schools of Character

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Six Clear Creek ISD elementary schools have been recognized as Texas Schools of Character by Character.org, a program that uses principles to evaluate campuses, according to a Jan. 30 CCISD press release.

Bauerschlag, McWhirter, Ross, Stewart, Weber and Whitcomb elementary schools were all recognized as campuses demonstrating character development to positively influence academics and behavior, according to the release.

Ward, Mossman and Clear Lake City elementary schools were all recognized in 2017 as Schools of Character, according to Character.org. Jennifer Buckels, principal of North Pointe Elementary School, said North Pointe State in 2013 became CCISD’s first State and National School of Character and was awarded the distinction again in May.

“The teachers and students have dedicated each day to becoming leaders of character, so we are extremely honored to be recognized as a state School of Character,” Stewart Elementary Principal Britani Moses said in the release. “Our six core values within CCISD of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship help drive what we do within our school and translate through this accolade.”

The Schools of Character application process allows schools and districts to receive feedback related to the program’s 11 principles of character. The framework recognizes exemplary schools and districts nationwide, according to the release.

The six CCISD elementary schools recently recognized will be considered for National Schools of Character distinctions, which will be announced in May.

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Jake Magee has been a print journalist for a few years, covering topics such as city government, education, business and more. Starting off at a daily newspaper in southern Wisconsin, Magee covered two small cities before being promoted to covering city government in the heart of newspaper's coverage area. He moved to Houston in mid-2018 to be an editor with Community Impact. In his free time, Magee enjoys playing video games, jamming on the drums and bass, longboarding and petting his cat.
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