Character Counts! of District 30

This year, Character Counts! of District 30 celebrates 20 years of promoting the Six Pillars of Character.  In honor of this anniversary, a video was produced to highlight the impact that a character education has had on students in the Northbrook and Glenview communities.  Take a few minutes to view pupil and administrators' comments about what good character means to them.


Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age to be Shown on March 14


Members of the Glenview/Northbrook communities are invited to attend a special screening of an award-winning documentary that addresses issues parents and children face in today's digital world.  On Tuesday, March 14, at 7:00 p.m., Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age will be shown in the Glenbrook South High School Auditorium.

A New York Times article on the documentary states: “The average child in America spends more time consuming electronic media than going to school, with many teen-agers going online almost constantly.”

Screenagers depicts family struggles over social media, video games, academics, and internet addiction. As authors and brain scientists offer surprising insights, solutions are offered on how parents and community members can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.
A question and answer conversation with a panel of experts and students will follow the screening. The event is free and open to students, parents and all community members. Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age is sponsored by CHARACTER COUNTS! in Glenview, Maple PTO, Youth Services of Glenview, and Family Service Center of Wilmette · Glenview · Northbrook · Kenilworth.


The Six Pillars of the Character Counts! Coalition:

  • Trustworthiness

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Fairness

  • Caring

  • Citizenship


Character Counts! of Glenview ( is comprised of 24 caring committee members and a team of 16 trustworthy advisory members. In addition, the advisory and committee rosters are made up of responsible individuals from the community and dedicated representatives from local organizations and schools. Fifty-plus respectful business owners and charter community partners also support the organization.

For 20 years, the goals of the Character Counts! coalition have been embedded in our school curriculum, on athletic fields, and throughout the communities, and continue to enforce the following:  “Be kind; help others in need; and learn to forgive others.”

It is evident that Character Counts! is deeply ingrained in District 30’s culture, when one sees posters throughout the schools and offices touting the Six Pillars, reminding everyone of the importance of being an upstanding citizen. 

Superintendent, Dr. Brian Wegley, is a long time member of the Character Counts! of Glenview Committee and Advisory Committee.

He stated, "By participating in Character Counts! programs the kids realize that they really can make a difference in the community and the world. And, the most important thing is the youth of our communities, as they are our future."

Each year, Maple, Wescott and Willowbrook Schools foster the tenets of Character Counts! by participating in activities, fundraisers, and contests that support and nourish good character traits. To read more about the students' activities go to the following pages:

By continually upholding the Six Pillars of Character Counts! it sends a powerful message about what our community values, and it is a wonderful reminder of the values and behaviors that we want to demonstrate and pass on to the children,” said Northfield Township Supervisor, Jill Brickman.