East Middle Named a Maryland School of Character
Release Date: 2/8/2013 9:48:30 AM
The Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University has selected East Middle School as a 2013 Maryland School of Character. The school was recognized for having an outstanding character education initiative that is supported by its Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program.
One of East Middle School’s taglines is that "Everyone Meets with Success" as students strive for academic achievement and personal growth on their way to becoming responsible citizens. According to principal Chris Roemer, “We believe in our students, and we believe that the foundation for their success lies in their developing internalized behaviors and values that demonstrate positive character traits.”
The daily mission at East Middle is to strive to make a positive impact on the school community and to build positive relationships with students, families, faculty, and staff. The school incorporates character education throughout the school day and across curriculum areas. Over the years, discipline referral data has shown steady decline, student achievement has improved, and a school culture that believes in the power of education and the abilities and value of all students has flourished.
The State Schools of Character are eligible for consideration in the National Schools of Character program. The Character Education Partnership will announce the finalists at the end of February.