Calendar Allows Good Character To Be Displayed All Year

December 11, 2006

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Public schoolchildren across West Virginia are helping others celebrate positive character traits and good ethics every day with the second annual Character Education Calendar.  

The West Virginia Department of Education unveiled the 2007 calendar on Monday, Dec. 11, at Flinn Elementary in Kanawha County.  

The calendar features artwork, essays and poems written and created by student artists. Their work was chosen from more than 1,000 entries statewide. West Virginia educators cast votes for their favorite works to be included in the calendar. Entries were judged on their message and content as well as overall design.  

“It is so important that good character is part of our students’ lives each and everyday,” Paine said. “This calendar is a daily reminder that helps children become caring and ethical adults.”  

The Character Education program emphasizes trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring, citizenship, justice and fairness, traits that play important roles as children learn how to be global citizens in the 21st century. They learn how to view the world through a moral lens.  

Calendars are available for a $2 donation through the West Virginia Department of Education. Contact Lisa Burton, Character Education coordinator, at (304) 558-8830 for more information. The order form is available in Word format:  

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