Klein ISD Schools Recognized for ‘Promising Practices’ in Character Education
Klein ISD Schools Recognized for Character Education Promising Practices
We are so proud to announce that Character.Org certified three Klein ISD schools, as well as the district as a whole, in Promising Practices that foster character development in our students and align to one or more of Character.org’s 11 Principles Framework for Schools.
Kaiser Elementary, Klein Intermediate, and Krimmel Intermediate were recognized along with Klein ISD for their deep commitment to cultivating a culture of character.
“Not only are we proud of the tradition of excellence in education and innovation in our district, but we strive to develop strong character in our students by caring for the whole learner,” Klein ISD Superintendent Dr. Jenny McGown said. “I’m so proud of these students and educators for their dedication to building a culture of character throughout their schools.”
This recognition represents the hard work our Klein Family does to put into place a comprehensive approach to character education that inspires our students to understand, care about, and consistently practice a set of core values that will enable them to flourish in school, in relationships, in the workplace, and, ultimately in life.
We know this is most certainly a stepping stone to the esteemed National School of Character title, and we are so excited for the future of character education in Klein ISD.
Learn more about the Promising Practice designations below.
Klein ISD’s district-developed Profile of a Learner character education program includes lessons in traditional character education, whole student wellness, and restorative community circles aligned with Klein ISD character standards.
“I am thrilled that the work of our Klein Family to develop the Klein ISD Profile of a Learner is now utilized daily by students throughout the district to further character development,” Klein ISD Executive Director of College and Career Pathways Elizabeth Gilleland said. “ This is the culmination of a district-wide effort to support our students.”
Kaiser Elementary School
Each day, any Kaiser Elementary teacher or staff member can submit a praise report that celebrates a student who is following the ROPED 2 LEARN qualities. ROPED is the set of Kaiser core values and LEARN is learner characteristics.
The praise report is read aloud, and the student is celebrated with their classmates.
“It feels absolutely amazing and gratifying for our campus to be recognized for this,” Kaiser principal Betty Zavala said. “We have worked hard to establish norms and consistent practices that will impact our students in a positive way.”
Klein Intermediate School
The Falcon Family follows a set of core values, known as SOAR values, that serve as the foundation of good character and lead students to respectable and principled behavior in the school. In addition, the students are nurtured and guided to achieve the school’s motto of “Think Great, Do Great, Be Great.”
“Character is the backbone of life; it’s a must,” Klein Intermediate School principal Charles Woods said. “Character is how you carry yourself and how everyone will see you in the world. We work together with our families to ensure that we are educating our young men and women on how to be a positive influence and great citizen.”
Krimmel Intermediate School
With the guidance of our National High Schools of Character, Klein High School and Klein Forest High School, Krimmel held a Great Compassion Challenge to encourage students to appreciate and practice compassion.
“Character development gets everyone on the same page about our core beliefs and what we as Krimmel Knights believe in so that the work of teaching and learning can happen more effectively,” Krimmel Intermediate Assistant Principal Tanya Brogger said. “If our students feel safe, loved, and valued, there is nothing we can’t do as a family.”
Best Public Schools in Texas
Klein ISD has an established 81-year history of excellence and innovation in education with unique pathways for EVERY student in our care to ensure learners are college, career, military, and life ready. With recognition for STEM, athletics, fine arts, and academics from highly-esteemed organizations, it is clear that Our Shared Vision of every student entering with a promise and exiting with a purpose is a reality for EVERY student who walks through our doors. https://kleinisd.net/results
About Klein ISD
Klein ISD is a school district in Klein, Texas located in northwestern Harris County. The district spans approximately 87.5 square miles and serves more than 54,000 students in 33 elementary schools, 10 intermediate campuses, one high school program of choice, and 5 high schools.
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There are so many incredible individuals in the Klein Family making a lasting impact on our community. We want to recognize and celebrate our leaders and learners that are cultivating talent, building relationships, reimagining learning and making Promise2Purpose a reality daily. Share your story here: https://kleinisd.net/story