WOODLAND PARK, NJ - In the fall of 2017, Memorial School implemented a Character Education Program called the “6 Pillars of Character Education.” These six principles are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. They can be found in the district's Code of Conduct. Students have character education instruction each week.
In addition, there is a "Students of the Month" program. Last year, one from each homeroom was chosen. This year, there will be one student per grade selected as "Student of the Month" each month. "These students are chosen because they possess the attributes of 'a student of character," according to Principal Lisa Barreto. “They ‘represent’ their grade for that month.”'
Photos of the students are taken and hung in the main lobby display case. They are given a certificate and will be recognized at the awards assembly at the end of the school year.
Here are the students of the month for October:
OCTOBER, GRADE 5 - Xiomara Mantilla
OCTOBER, GRADE 6 - Arianna Mastrangeli
OCTOBER, GRADE 7 - Erin Ryan
OCTOBER, GRADE 8 - Sama Kitta