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Eight Parkway schools receive 2019 Promising Practice awards

Promising Practices logo 5/21/2019 -- Eight Parkway schools received Promising Practice awards from awarded 400 Promising Practices to schools, districts and youth-serving organizations from across the United States – as well as from China and Mexico.


To receive a Promising Practice award, schools must demonstrate how they put one or more of the 11 Principles of Character Education into action. 

The schools and their Promising Practices are listed below.


Barretts Elementary

Abilities Awareness Day

Students learn about the abilities of others and become advocates for themselves and peers.


Central Middle

WIN (What I Need) Time

Students take ownership of learning through the opportunity to explore their own interests.


Green Trails Elementary

Green Trails Crew

Students use their passions to serve others in multi-age, interest-based communities centered on service and leadership.


Highcroft Ridge Elementary


Students initiate the opportunity to lead their community to take moral action to better the environment.


McKelvey Elementary

Leadership Academy

Leadership Academy empowers students by offering summer school options centered around character education and leadership.


Pierremont Elementary

Pierremont Student Leadership

Student leadership initiative that engages students in meaningful, service-based roles such as Panther Patrol, Bus Buddies and student tutor/mentoring pairings.


River Bend Elementary

Kindness Crew

Each month, students who are members of "The Kindness Crew" plan Kindness Missions that are incorporated school-wide.


South High

Teen Voice for Change

Student leaders address youth vaping by educating teachers, students, parents and community members.


Each year, and its state affiliates select schools and districts that demonstrate a dedicated focus on character development programs and a positive impact on academic achievement, student behavior, school climate and their communities. Through an in-depth and rigorous evaluation process, these schools and district were found to be exemplary models of character development. Criteria for selection are based on’s 11 Principles of Effective Character Education, a framework to assist schools in providing students with opportunities for moral action, fostering shared leadership and engaging families and communities as partners in the character-building effort.