End-of-year carnival celebrates good character (Hometown Press article)

posted Jun 2, 2017, 11:21 AM by Shane Ehresman

End-of-year carnival celebrates good character

The annual Character Counts Carnival, a celebration of good character shown throughout the school year, was held for kindergarten through fifth-grade students Tuesday afternoon, May 23.

Students roamed from classroom to classroom and into the elementary gym for a time of fun games and prizes. Games hosted by each classroom included Bingo, mini golf, face painting, fishing, Tic Tac Toe race, hoop shoot, bucket toss, Minute-To-Win-It games, cookie walk, rain gutter race, bean bag toss, and new this year, the plunger paddlin’ race. Several games offered small prizes such as beads, Tootsie Rolls, baseball caps, popsicles, and other goodies.

Eighth-grader Dalton Hackert challenges second-grader Trace Carlson in the rain gutter race. Several middle school students helped with the carnival.

During the carnival, teachers and staff members were on the lookout for students displaying the character traits of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Those students were later recognized at the end of the day during the closing assembly and awarded Kids of Character certificates. Mrs. Teri Bowlin, preK-8 principal, spoke to the students about displaying good character all through the summer months. She encouraged the students to email her good character updates throughout the summer.

Teachers and staff members were on the lookout for students displaying good character at the Character Counts Carnival. The above students were “caught” doing good and awarded Kids of Character certificates, which are good for one free kids meal at the Coffee Cup Cafe in Sully: Front row, Keegan Rilatos, Emma Stonehocker, Hayden Lewis, Brooke Harthoorn, Leah Philby; back, Carson Maston, Max Morvant, Corbin Cupples, Nevaeh Dillon, and Summer Hackert.