Butler County Times Gazette
  • CHS National School of Character finalist

  • Circle has been selected as a finalist among schools representing 16 states
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  • Circle High School was recently named a 2014 National School of Character finalist by the Character Education Partnership (CEP).
    Circle has been selected as a finalist among schools representing 16 states. A total of 50 national finalists were selected, based on the quality of their written applications, and Circle is the only Kansas school named a finalist.
    “We are very proud to be considered for this prestigious award. We have been working in a character-building environment for the past five years. Our students represent Kansas very well,”  stated Wendy Tien, Circle High School Character Development coordinator.
    In March and April, Circle High School, along with the other finalists, will undergo an intensive screening process that includes site visits, conference calls, and analysis of the impact of their character-related efforts on academics, student behavior, and school culture as part of the consideration to be named a National School of Character.
    National Schools of Character hold their designations for five years. CEP showcases the NSOC in an annual publication and on its website. The honored schools earn the right to use the NSOC name and logo.
    Belinda Larsen can be reached at blarsen@butlercountytimesgazette.com.
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