Character Counts is a program that we began to implement in January of 2012 school wide. It has existed at Medea for quite a few years and was previously implemented in the seventh grade Humanities classes. The intent of this program is to be a proactive means to emphasize positive values that can define moral behavior that students can not only apply within the classroom and on the Medea campus, but affect their decisions in other aspects of their lives as well. Each month there is a focus on all facets of a specific character trait with the expectation that students will be able to apply this information in different situations.
“No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care”
― Theodore Roosevelt
“The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy, we can all sense a mysterious connection to each other.”
― Meryl Streep
The month of March focused on the Character Trait of EMPATHY. The definition of EMPATHY is below:
Month of March
Sylvia Albrecht-Cruz Sammy Archer Briana Arquilevich Madeline Baumann Braden Beatty Blair Beaumont Connor Brinkley Olivia Buccieri Olivia Chang Logan Colantuoni Sarah Curtis Justin Ferrante John Flynn Danielle Gould Bryce Hardy Shaun Merritt Paige Miller Graham O’Connor Serene Raslan Shelby Russ Shalin Shah Ron Thalanki