TOPEKA—Kansas schools and school districts were honored Thursday for their support of character education as part of the Kansas Schools of Character Recognition Program, sponsored by the Kansas State Department of Education, the Kansas Character Education Initiative and the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.
The schools were recognized through a variety of programs sponsored by the Character Education Partnership, a national organization promoting character education programs in schools. Schools and districts achieved recognition through the program by demonstrating various principles of character and through the successful implementation of effective programs in schools.
Hoisington High School was one of twelve Kansas schools and two Kansas school districts that were presented Promising Practice in Character Education Awards.
Hoisington High School’s project, Engaging in Empathy: Caring Hands in Clay was awarded because the principles of character that included caring, compassion, and empathy. Hoisington High School Art students mentored 6th graders to create a clay project that characterized these core values focusing on Hands-- what do they express?