INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — These students are making sure the state knows they have character.
“We teach all the traits in all the classes all the time,” said English teacher Tim Dial.
Respect, responsibility, and integrity are just some of values being taught in the Independence School District.
William Chrisman High School and Christian Ott Elementary School were both given the State School of Character award from the Character Education Partnership in St. Louis.
“We were able to tell them, show them on paper and then through the site visit — hey, our kids are great here,” Dial told FOX 4 News.
Only 45 schools in the country received the award. Fifteen of them are Missouri schools and two of those are in the Independence School District.