The Ladue School District is pleased to announce that Reed Elementary School was named a 2018 State School of Character (SSOC) by The Character Education Partnership (CEP), a national advocate and leader for the character education movement. The State Schools of Character program recognizes schools that have demonstrated the use of character education and development to create a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and school climate.
“At Reed, we believe in making character education an integral part of our students’ daily lives,” Principal Dr. Chris Schreiner said. “To have our hard work recognized with the State School of Character designation is an incredible honor, and well-deserved by our staff, our students and their families who offer such tremendous support.”
Reed Elementary School has 418 students and is located at 9060 Ladue Road, St. Louis, MO, 63124. In 2018, along with Reed Elementary, 64 additional schools and 5 districts across the U.S. were recognized.
“We are so proud of Reed Elementary for receiving this recognition,” Superintendent Dr. Donna Jahnke said. “The entire staff has put their hearts and souls into creating an atmosphere of caring, honesty and respect. And the positive student behavior that this work fosters not only affects the school’s atmosphere, but also our teachers, parents and the entire community. This is a wonderful, well-deserved recognition.”
The State 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. Reed Elementary will hold its designation for three years.
The 2018 National Schools of Character will be announced at the 25th National Forum on Character to be held on Oct. 4-7, 2018, in Washington, D.C.