Last Friday our school had our "It's a Wonderful School" Character Awards ceremony. The Character Awards recognizes students at our school who demonstrate good character. Each classroom is assigned a character pillar, and students in that class can nominate classmates who have demonstrated that pillar at school. They write a short paragraph or two about why that student deserves that pillar, and an example of a time that they have demonstrated that pillar. All students nominated receive a certificate to recognize their nomination, and one student from each class receives a trophy.
To make sure that the Character Awards don't become a popularity contest, there are character awards that teachers can nominate students for as well. We also give an award for Overall Student of Character for each grade level, and this year we gave an award for the whole school. Other awards handed out were awards for serving on student council, and the Purple Hands Award for remaining on the Purple Hands Honor Roll the entire time a student was at Broadway Elementary.
The Character Counts Superheroes came to the assembly to help present the awards. Each character pillar has it's own superhero, and there is also a superhero for the Purple Hands Pledge. The kids love seeing the superheroes, and it was great to have them help out with the awards!
Below are some pictures from the Character Awards.