BBCSD adopted a district-wide framework for character education in 2012 that teaches students about leadership, ethics, decision making, and respect. It centered on the district’s core values, "Challenge, Engage, Nurture." The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (www.violencepreventionworks.org
) has since become an integral part of the education experience at all grade levels. “The Leader in Me” (www.theleaderinme.org
), a whole-school transformational model that uses Steven Covey’s Seven Habits and gives students self-confidence and life skills, was also adopted in 2012. In 2015, the Byron-Bergen Central School District’s emphasis on educating the whole student earned it a place on Character.org’s annual list of State Schools and Districts of Character.
Character education has become an integral part of daily life at Byron-Bergen, with school-wide initiatives and events happening in both of our schools.
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