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Berkeley Elementary celebrates National School of Character Award

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on May 31, 2012 in Education
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WHO: Berkeley Elementary Principal, Tracy Gaskins, students and staff; dignitaries from the Town of Moncks Corner; Berkeley Board of Education; and Superintendent’s Cabinet.

WHAT: A school-wide ceremony and celebration

WHEN: June 1, 7:30 a.m.

WHERE: Berkeley Elementary School, 715 Highway 6, Moncks Corner, SC 29461

WHY: To celebrate the school’s receipt of the National School of Character Award

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (May 31, 2012) / / – Berkeley Elementary has earned recognition as a National School of Character (NSOC) from The Character Education Partnership (CEP). Nationwide, twenty public schools, three private schools, one charter school and one school district were selected for the prestigious award.

Each year, CEP selects schools and districts that demonstrate through a rigorous evaluation process that their focus on character development has had a positive impact on academic achievement, student behavior, and school climate. Selected schools are expected to serve as models for other schools, helping them to achieve the same results.

This is the first year that the school is being recognized as a National School of Character. It has been recognized as a ‘State School of Character’ by the South Carolina State Department of Education and the Character Education Partnership since 2009. In addition, the school received accolades as a ‘Profiles in Character’ and a ‘Promising Practices’ recipient in 2010. Winning schools will be honored at the 2012 National Schools of Character National Forum on Character Education in Washington, DC.

Media are encouraged to attend. To read a profile on each 2012 National Schools of Character, or for more information on how schools can improve through high-quality character education, visit

Berkeley Elementary celebrates National School of Character Award