The past couple of weeks have seen Westside School take some big steps toward the goal of becoming certified as a National School of Character. Two weeks ago, Middle School teacher Glyn Jenkins, traveled to Atlanta, GA, to receive a Promising Practices Award for the fifth and sixth grade character education curriculum being piloted at here Westside School. Glyn spent three days at the National Forum on Character Education, sharing the character strengths work we are creating and developing from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.
This past Tuesday evening, fourth grade teacher Amanda Jones and Glyn, hosted the first Parent Education Night of the year, in the Theater. Forty Westside School parents attended the event, which focused on fostering the character strengths language (used around the school) at home.
There were many inspiring discussions with several intuitive outcomes that will help this simple, yet very effective, vocabulary continue to permeate throughout the Westside School community.
Glyn and Amanda would like to publicly thank Westside School parent, Valerie Legler, for her organization and support in making the event so successful. The next Parent Education Night will be held early in the new year.