Boehm Re-Certified as National School of Character

Kudos to the entire Charles Boehm Middle School com­mu­ni­ty for recent re-certification as a National School of Character by Character.org. Boehm was the first of all of the Pennsbury schools to achieve this dis­tinc­tion five years ago, and it con­tin­ues to lead the way with this re-certified sta­tus.

It is such an hon­or to be rec­og­nized a sec­ond time as being a National School of Character,” said Travis Bloom, Principal of Charles Boehm. “We take great PRIDE in the fact that Charles Boehm Middle School lives the Boehm PRIDE slo­gan each day. From the com­mu­ni­ty out­reach pro­grams to our every­day kind­ness activ­i­ties, our stu­dents, par­ents, and staff had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to share how we bring the 11 Character Principles alive at Charles Boehm for a site vis­i­tor from Character.org. We are so proud of this recog­ni­tion and look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing our char­ac­ter edu­ca­tion pro­gram with cur­rent and future Boehm stu­dents!”

Each year, Character.org cer­ti­fies schools and dis­tricts at the state and nation­al lev­els that demon­strate a focus on char­ac­ter devel­op­ment. Research shows this has a pos­i­tive effect on aca­d­e­m­ic achieve­ment, stu­dent behav­ior, and school cli­mate. Schools des­ig­nat­ed as National Schools of Character are join­ing the ranks of Character.org’s high­est dis­tinc­tion.

Doug Karr, Character.org’s President & CEO, said, “These schools’ rep­re­sen­ta­tives, includ­ing edu­ca­tors, par­ents, and stu­dents, are work­ing togeth­er to cre­ate stronger com­mu­ni­ties focused on char­ac­ter. We are hon­ored to val­i­date their efforts and con­tin­ue coach­ing them along their jour­neys.“

Character.org will hon­or Charles Boehm and the oth­er des­ig­nat­ed schools and dis­tricts at the 2019 National Forum to be held Oct. 24 through Oct. 27 in Washington, D.C. Criteria for selec­tion are based on Character.org’s 11 Principles of Effective Character, which include pro­vid­ing stu­dents with oppor­tu­ni­ties for moral action, fos­ter­ing shared lead­er­ship, and engag­ing fam­i­lies and com­mu­ni­ties as part­ners in the character-building effort.

Founded in 1993, Character.org is a nation­al non­prof­it based in Washington, D.C. It is ded­i­cat­ed to growth and suc­cess through the advance­ment of qual­i­ty char­ac­ter devel­op­ment in schools and com­mu­ni­ties through pro­grams and resources.

Pennsbury holds the dis­tinc­tion of being a National District of Character and each of its 14 schools has also been named a National School of Character by Character.org.