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Lakewood Elementary Receives Prestigious Character Counts School of Character Award

Lakewood Elementary Receives Prestigious Character Counts School of Character Award CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO

Jill Anderson, Principal -janderson@norwalk.k12.ia.us
Chris Larson, Student Advocate- clarson@norwalk.k12.ia.us

The Ray Center annually recognizes Iowans who show the Six Pillars of Character Counts: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Good Citizenship. Members of the Lakewood staff received the award at an award ceremony in July. Some excerpts of the recommendation letters said the following:

“No matter why you are in the Lakewood Elementary School building, from the time that you enter until the time that you leave, you will witness all of the pillars of character from everyone that you encounter: students, staff, faculty, and administrators. The culture of Lakewood provides a good learning environment and a place for our children to learn and demonstrate all of the pillars of character. I know that by attending Lakewood, my children will not only be a better student but better people. It makes me happy to know that my children are not just attending school for academics, but also to learn the qualities of character to become outstanding citizens in the community. I have witnessed students in the Norwalk Middle School and High School demonstrating good character, and I believe this starts with the foundation provided at Lakewood Elementary.”

“The thing that IS perfect about this school- they are always looking for ways to work together to do what is best for the kids. Creative solutions to challenges both big and small. As a community, we have seen them take tough situations and turn them into life lessons for our kids. They create an environment that will tolerate nothing less than tolerance and growth. The look at the most hopeless kid and they find a reason for them to be hopeful.”