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“It’s What We Do” Louisiana Elementary implements character education in several ways

Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 3:12 pm

By Taylor Lockard
lpjed@lcs.net
Louisiana Elementary students are learning to take responsibility and become good leaders in everyday life.
While character education has always been a part of the school, a new program, called B.A.R.K., was implemented this year which consolidates several different character education ideas.
Assistant Principal Carey Scherder created B.A.R.K., which incorporates pre-K through fifth grade.
B.A.R.K. stands for:
Behavior
Attitude
Responsibility
Kindness
“B.A.R.K. is focusing on our student’s behaviors; having great attitudes, taking on great responsibilities, and showing great kindness,” Scherder said.
B.A.R.K. is largely based off the school’s “Bulldog Pledge,” which includes words like integrity, honesty, excellence, and respect.
School counselor Tammy Shireman explains the character terms on each grade’s level of understanding so the kids are able to grasp the meaning of the word for themselves.

Louisiana Elementary students are learning how to implement good character traits in many different ways. Back row, left to right: Reece Wommack, Mattie Chandler, Abri Rule, Emilie Chandler, Jocelyn Gray, Madi Jenkins, Tyler Norvell, and Isabella Lentz. Front row, left to right: Jordyn Wommack, Claire Crigger, Gaberiel McCormick, Wyatt Dove, Xabhit Uloa, Dawson Genther, and Drake Morganti.

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