Hanna Woods Elementary named National School of Character
5/13/2019 -- Hanna Woods Elementary was named a 2019 National School of Character. In addition, McKelvey Elementary was renewed as a National School of Character. McKelvey first received the award in 2014.
Parkway now has 12 National Schools of Character - Barretts, Carman Trails, Craig, Green Trails, Hanna Woods, McKelvey, Oak Brook and Ross elementary schools; Central, Northeast and Southwest middle schools and the Early Childhood Center. The Parkway School District was named a School District of Character in 2017.
Character.org, a national advocate and leader for character in communities including schools, families, workplaces, and sports, designated 88 schools and 3 districts in 24 states as National Schools of Character as well as one school as a China School of Character for 2019.
Founded in 1993, Character.org is a national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. It works with communities including organizations, schools, families, workplaces, and sports to inspire, educate, and empower people to be ethical and compassionate citizens. Character.org is a membership organization dedicated to growth and success through the advancement of quality character development in schools and communities through programs and resources. Visit www.character.org to learn more.