Tanya Conklin

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  • Guest Column:
    Caring

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    Caring for our Community Can you believe it? December has arrived and 2018 is just around the corner! We’ve reached that proverbial point in time when we reflect back and set new goals for the future. By this time, most of us are fully engaged in the holiday season and have made valiant attempts to […]

  • Guest Column:
    Citizenship

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    Citizenship is defined as the state of being vested with rights, privileges and duties as a member of society. Being part of a society or community affects an individual as much as the individual affects the community. The rights and privileges that come with being a part of the community come with duties and responsibilities […]

  • World Character Day 2017!

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    Thank you to all our partners, community members and schools that participated in World Character Day 2017. In all over 104 groups or individuals registered to show they would be participating. 63 schools, 14 school districts, 17 companies or organizations, and many individuals, universities, and government agencies. Wow! Throughout the community, we honored our commitment […]

  • Good Character Reading!

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    Spokane County Library Suggests … October – Responsibility Grades K-2 Olivia Helps Mother Nature by Lauren Forte Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes Go, Little Green Truck! by Julia Kuo Heckedy Peg by Audrey Wood Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann Grades 3-5 Rules by Cynthia Lord The Trouble With Tuck by Theodore Taylor Holes by Lois Sachar Middle School Chasing […]

  • Guest Column:
    Responsibility

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    My education has always been one of the most important things in my life. I grew up with a single mom who demonstrated that working hard and making good choices was a formula for success. Mirroring her responsibility has been the key to my own success. While I did have an adult figure in my […]

  • Guest Column:
    Respect

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    Respect can mean a lot of things in a lot of different situations. As an athlete, respect comes into play in every aspect of a sport. Playing in a game or match, practicing, communicating with your teammates and coaches, all involve respect. Respect to me means that you treat everyone you come into contact with […]

  • September
    Good Character Reading!

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    UPDATES! Check out this page for new books! Spokane County Library Suggests … Respect Reading List Picture books: “All the Colors of the Earth” by Sheila Hamanaka “Amazing Grace” by Mary Hoffman “Arthur’s Eyes” by Marc Brown “Arthur’s Nose” by Marc Brown “Big Words for Little People” by Jamie Lee Curtis “Butterfly House” by Eve […]

  • Guest Column:
    Gratitude

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    I like smiles, and I even like smiling. But the truth is, I often don’t feel like smiling. Stress often squashes the smile. I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard a superstar athlete say, “I’m just so blessed, I’m so thankful for everything.” And to be honest, I respond with some skepticism, “I’d […]