District 30 Students Support Veterans with Acts of Kindness Throughout the School Year
For 23 years, the goals of the Character Counts! coalition have been embedded in 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. On Veterans Day, Valentine's Day, and during the holidays, the elementary school students have sent greeting cards and collected food, Halloween candy, toiletries and clothing to send to U.S. soldiers stationed overseas. The children have also made uplifting greeting cards for soldiers at the Naval Hospital, Great Lakes.