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Character Counts

Character Counts
The Character Counts program, sponsored by the Josephson Institute, has been in place at Frankfort Middle School since 2007.  This program is not a specific curriculum, but rather a framework designed to infuse good character and ethical decision-making throughout the entire school culture and curriculum. CSF elementary schools also use this program, so our middle school students have been exposed to the Six Pillars of Character at CSF for their entire school career.  When the counselors ask every student to write goals at the beginning of the year, one of the goals requires selecting a character trait in which the student wants to improve their behavior, and then listing strategies for demonstrating that particular character trait.
Many Character Counts student recognition cards have been issued so far this year – this program recognizes our students' good character in action!  Along with the card that goes home, the student’s name is posted in the cafeteria. The traits recognized most frequently so far are responsibility, caring and citizenship.