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Pittsburg High School named a 2015 National School of Character

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PITTSBURG, KANSAS -

It is with honor that Pittsburg High School has been named a 2015 National School of Character by Character.org (formerly the Character Education Partnership), a national character education advocate.

PHS was selected based on the 11 principals of Effective Character Education. 

“Through the hard work of our students, teachers, and staff with projects like the theater department's social issue plays, the district community cleanup, multi-generational choirs, Shaping Lives class, course assignments and community service projects, and behavior interventions, we have been able to see the attitudes of students change,” Rhonda White, PHS assistant principal said. “We are proud to be selected and continue to strive for opportunities to make our students not only a part of the school, but invested in the good of the entire community.”

“Each of the schools and districts designated as 2015 National School of Character has done a tremendous job linking ‘smart and good' programs to so many youth; enriching students' lives across the USA,” said Becky Sipos, Character.org's President & CEO. “Being designated a National School of Character recognizes the hard work that these schools put in to develop strong character education programs. They have created caring schools climates and prepare students to be future leaders who care about their communities. We are very proud all today's honorees and, in addition, every school that participated in the application process.”

The team will be recognized for this award in Atlanta in October.

For more information about the award or process, contact Rhonda White at

620-235-3200 or rwhite@usd250.org

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