Webb Bridge MS Among Honorees for 2023 State Schools of Character
Fulton County Schools (FCS) Webb Bridge Middle School was designated one of 73 state-level Schools of Character by Character.org, a national advocate and leader for character. Character.org certifies schools and districts each year at the state level that have developed and implemented an intentional, proactive, and comprehensive approach that embeds character into all aspects of school life. Principal Rebecca Williams couldn’t be prouder of the students and staff who made the recognition possible. Webb Bridge Middle School is the first traditional middle school in Georgia to be recognized for such an honor.
“We have an amazing community. This is not just an honor for the adults in the building,” Williams said. “This award is for our students’ work and the work of our community. More than anything, [the recognition will] help us continue to grow and improve.”
"Each of these schools and districts has put into place an initiative that equips and empowers their staff to reinforce and model a range of positive core values that will shape and form the hearts, minds, and choices of their students,” said Character.org President Dr. Arthur Schwartz in a press release.
The Character.org framework includes key indicators on creating a caring school community where everyone feels they belong, providing students with opportunities to practice and reflect on their character strengths, and engaging families and communities as partners in the school’s character initiative.
“If we can connect with students, and we can get them to connect with one another, we know that they are going to be prepared to have a positive impact on tomorrow’s world,” Williams said.
Character.org is a worldwide network of educators, researchers, and civic leaders that empowers people of all ages to practice and model the character strengths and core values that shape the hearts, minds, and choices of every person.
Read the 2023 Character.org Press Release