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  • World Character Day 2019!

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    Join us on September 27-28 to celebrate World Character Day. Stay informed! Click here to receive email updates on PACE events. PACE World Character Day Details: PACE will facilitate events, activities and resources to increase awareness and build commitment to recognize and promote good character throughout the year. Schools, families and partnering business organizations are […]

  • Guest Column:
    Generosity

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    My most poignant experiences with generosity have happened through mentorship. Amongst an eclectic network of mentors – comprised of childhood dance and art teachers, colleagues and college professors to family members, peers and fellow artists – I have discovered various facets of generosity; most notably, the three S’s of Selflessness, Sharing and Service. Selflessness is […]

  • Guest Column from West Plains:
    Integrity

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    Each month The Current supports Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) by publishing a guest column connected to one of PACE Character Traits. For the month of June it is Integrity, which is living a set of values encompassing honesty, respect for others, and a sense of personal responsibility. Integrity has played a large role in […]

  • Guest Column:
    Integrity

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    “However we choose to have it, our integrity shows the world the truth. How will you choose to walk with integrity?” Put one foot in front of the other. Follow the swarm of students trudging to their next class. If you keep your eyes down low, no one will see you. Don’t trip! Maybe you […]

  • Guest Column:
    Courage

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    Courage can be found across our region, our state, our nation and our world. Every day we see people – from children to senior citizens – act with courage. A few examples include people fighting a serious illness, educators, single parents, business leaders, disabled citizens, and those individuals who put their life on the line […]

  • Guest Column from West Plains:
    Courage

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    Imagine what it feels like to lose. Multiply that several times over. How tempting is it to throw up your hands in defeat and get really mad about it? When I was in junior high, I went to a small school that wouldn’t be able to field a girls’ basketball team unless every girl in […]

  • West Plains Guest Column:
    Trustworthiness

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    Trustworthy is the PACE character trait for April.  As a former school counselor and now teacher I’ve learned a lot about trustworthiness, working with students and families.  To be Trustworthy means to be someone that others can trust and count on to be reliable.  Trustworthiness is essential for healthy relationships including your relationships at school, […]