Promising Practices for Elementary Schools

The Character Education Partnership (CEP) annually recognizes schools and districts in the United States and elsewhere for implementing unique and specific strategies in character education.  The following are a few examples of award winning practices from New Jersey schools and districts.  Each practice has school contact information, so if you'd like to know more, give them a call!

Practice
Grades
School
Year
Mission Connect  PK-4 Dr. Paul Rafilides School (P.S. #33) 2008
Journeys---The Hudson River  K-12 Hoboken Charter School 2008
Make a Difference Day  PK-8 Frank R. Conwell School (P.S. #3) 2008
From Tee to Green and Beyond  K-5 Greenwood Elementary School 2008
Character Education Coming Alive Through Student Murals  K-5 Mercerville Elementary School 2008
Project Harmony  K-5 Livingston Park Elementary School 2008
Lunch Buddies Program  K-5 Langtree Elementary School 2008
Legacy of Legends  PreK-8 Ollie E. Culbreth. Jr. School (P.S. #14) 2008
Open Day - School Day  PreK-8 Ollie E. Culbreth, Jr. School (P.S. #14) 2008
K.I.C.K. - Kids Inventing Character (Building) Kreations  PreK-4 Marion T. Bedwell Elementary School 2008
Developing Empathy in Young Children Through Service-Learning  PreK-3 Lawrenceville Elementary School 2008
The People of Good Character Wax Museum  K-5 McGalliard Elementary School 2008
P.A.N.D.A. Club (Peace Across Nations---Dream Adventurers)  K-5 Robinson Elementary School 2008
Pillow Project  PreK-4 Radix Elementary School 2008
Race for Respect   Yardville School 2008
Coins for California  K-5 Woodcrest Elementary School 2008
Caring Clean-up Crew  K-5 Woodcrest Elementary School 2008
A Multicultural, Thematic Approach to Arts Education K-4 Brigantine Elementary School 2007
ACE (Art and Character Education)
K–12 Hoboken Charter School 2007
ACE Team Mentors (Advisor–Confidant–Exemplar)
PreK–8 Ollie E. Culbreth, Jr. School (P.S. #14
2007
Admit One: FISH, Film, and Follow-Up PreK–12 Hamilton Township Public Schools  2007
Ballroom Dancing K-8 Christa McAuliffe School (P.S. #28)
2007
“Be a Good Neighbor” Caring Community House Award Program PreK-4 Bedwell Elementary School 2007
Character Café PreK-3 Viola L. Sickles School 2007
Character Building through a Social-Justice Lens K–12 Hoboken Charter School 2007

Building Character while Developing Philanthropy

K-8

Fred W. Martin School (P.S. #41)

2006
Family Book Club
PreK-4 Radix Elementary School
2007
First Day Celebration
K-5 Woodcrest Elementary School
2007

Flourish with Fish!

K-12

Hamilton Township Public Schools

2006

Fourth-Grade Chess Club

PreK-4

Gladys Cannon Nunery School (P.S. #29)

2006

Hall of Fame-Achievers

PreK-8

Ollie E. Culbreth, Jr. School (P.S. #14)

2006

Hall of Fame-Builders

PreK-8

Ollie E. Culbreth, Jr. School (P.S. #14)

2006

Karate Character Assessment Training

K-12

Hunterdon County Educational Services Commission School at West Amwell

2006
Kindness is Contagious
K-4 Brigantine Elementary School
 2007
PreK-5

Alexander D. Sullivan School (P.S. #30)

2006
Moving Day K-5 Woodcrest Elementary School 2007
Multicultural Festival
PreK-4 Meadowbrook Elementary School
2007
 “One Book” Book Club
 
 K-5  Liberty Corner School
 2007
Pass It On PreK–6
Salt Brook Elementary School 2007
K-5

Liberty Corner School

2006
REBEL (Reaching Everyone by Exposing Lies) PreK-8 Joseph H. Brensinger School (P.S. #17) 2007
Relaxation Meditation Initiative PreK-5 Alexander D. Sullivan School (PS #30) 2007

School Theme and Countdown Cafe

K-3

Harry S Truman School

2006

Student Workshops

5-6

Ralph J. Steinhauer Elementary School

2006
Team Up for Technology K-4 Thomas B. Conley School
2007
The Seeing Eye “Jethro” Project K–5 Liberty Corner School  2007
World Well-Being Week
PreK-2 Forest Avenue School
2007