The Ladue School District is pleased to announce that Ladue Middle School was named a 2014 National School of Character (NSOC) by The Character Education Partnership (CEP), a national advocate and leader for the character education movement. The National Schools of Character (NSOC) program recognizes schools that have demonstrated the use of character education and development to drive a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and school climate.
“We believe in making character education a large part of our students’ daily lives,” said Ladue Middle School Principal Greg Baber. “This is an incredible honor, and well-deserved by our staff, our students and their families who offer such tremendous support.” Ladue Middle School has 956 students and is located at 9701 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO, 63124. In 2014, along with Ladue Middle School, 40 additional schools and 3 districts across the United States were recognized.
“We are so proud of Ladue Middle School for receiving this recognition,” said Superintendent Dr. Donna Jahnke. “The entire staff has put their hearts and souls into creating an atmosphere of caring, honesty and respect. The students have responded by actively engaging in activities and behaviors that support one another. This is a wonderful, well-deserved recognition and an honor for our middle school and our district.”
The National Schools of Character program is not a competition. Schools participating in the program go through a rigorous process of feedback and coaching, as well as recognition for growth and excellence in the area of character development. Ladue Middle School will hold its designation for five years and will be showcased in CEP’s annual publication and on its website. Ladue Middle School has also earned the right to use the NSOC name and logo.
Ladue Middle School was officially honored at the 20th National Forum on Character Education on October 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. Visit http://www.character.org to learn more about the National Forum, the NSOC program and the 2014 national finalists.