Each month the Counselor visits each grade level classroom to teach one of the nine district mandated pillars of character. Character Education lessons consist of books related to the topic, group activities, independent activities, videos and discussions. Often children will be rewarded during lessons for participating with pencils, treats, erasers etc. The Character lessons serve to promote and instill the value of virtuous character. Each month after the lessons are taught teachers choose one student from their homeroom that they feel exemplifies this character trait. The chosen student’s picture is taken and displayed on our Bowie “star character” wall to be displayed for the remainder of the year; as well as receiving acknowledgement at each award ceremony. Below is the list of the nine character traits and the order in which they will be taught for the 2016-2017 school year.