Mildred E. Strang Middle School Designated as National School of Character
National character education advocate Character.org recognized the Mildred E. Strang Middle School as one of 64 schools and 3 districts designated as 2015 National Schools of Character. It is the only school in Westchester County to have received this honor, and is one of only six in New York to be so recognized. Principal Linda Grimm declared, “We are so honored to be designated as a 2015 National School of Character. This award acknowledges the values and culture our faculty, staff, administrators, students and families are proud to promote and maintain.” The school also received recognition in April 2015 as a New York State School of Character by the Sage College.
The Schools of Character application process provides an opportunity for schools to receive feedback as well as recognition for growth and excellence in the area of character education. The finalists underwent an intensive screening process that included site visits, conference calls, and analysis of the impact that their character related efforts had on academics, student behavior, and school culture. The 2015 application process was a collaborative effort facilitated by Mrs. Marie Horowitz, Assistant Principal and the MESMS Character Education Committee, consisting of more than 35 school faculty, administrative and community members.
Becky Sipos, Character.org’s President & CEO, stated, “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 of all today’s honorees.”
Character.org will honor the designated schools and districts from October 15-17, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit this link to learn more about the national award; visit this link to learn more about the state award.
See press release