NISD: Medlin Middle School named 2018 Texas School of Character
Character.org, a national advocate and leader for the character education movement, in collaboration with the Texas Elementary Principal Association has named Northwest ISD’s Medlin Middle School a 2018 Texas School of Character.
The state Schools of Character program recognized Medlin as a school that has demonstrated its use of character development to create a positive influence on academics, student behavior and climate.
Medlin is one of only seven schools in Texas to receive the designation for 2018, and just 63 nationwide have received the designation for their states. For eligibility, schools must adhere to Character.org’s 11 principles of effective character education, including providing students with opportunities for moral action, fostering shared leadership and engaging families and communities as partners in character-building efforts.
The Schools of Character application process is an opportunity for schools and districts to receive thoughtful feedback for growth and excellence in the area of character development through Character.org’s 11 principles of effective character education framework. It is also a method of recognizing exemplary schools and districts in the nation.
Medlin’s naming to the program follows the same honor last year for Beck Elementary School, its Northwest ISD neighbor school down the street.