Character Education

Character is what you do when you think no one else is looking.

The development of GOOD CHARACTER is not an isolated skill to be taught in one area of a child’s life. It is an effort of home, school, and community to instill in our young people the value of character. The development of good character touches our personal development for living, it impacts our success with academic development in learning, and good character is essential in the work force to be successful in our careers.


Hagemann Elementary's Character Education Principles


Below are the guiding principles Hagemann Elementary follows to evaluate its Character Education program:

Principle 1:
The school community promotes core ethical and performance values as the foundation of good character.
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Principle 2: The school defines “character” comprehensively to include thinking, feeling, and doing.
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Principle 3: The school uses a comprehensive, intentional, and proactive approach to character development.
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Principle 4: The school creates a caring community.
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Principle 5: The school provides students with opportunities for moral action.
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Principle 6: The school offers a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners, develops their character, and helps them to succeed.
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Principle 7: The school fosters students’ self-motivation.
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Principle 8: The school staff is an ethical learning community that shares responsibility for character education and adheres to the same core values that guide the students.
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Principle 9: The school fosters shared leadership and long-range support of the character education initiative.
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Principle 10: The school engages families and community members as partners in the character-building effort.
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Principle 11: The school regularly assesses its culture and climate, the functioning of its staff as character educators, and the extent to which its students manifest good character.
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Click on the links below to view videos of how Hagemann Elementary students and staff show good character on a daily basis.


Caring and Integrity  




Fill a Bucket  

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