In their guidance classes and at other times throughout the school year, the students at D-G Elementary school learn about the six pillars of character as part of the Character Counts program. These pillars are: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.
The Kid of Character program recognizes students for being "caught in the act" of exhibiting the traits of good character. Students receiving the Kid of Character award receive a personalized note from a teacher and get to have a personal visit with the principal about the ways that they show their good character. In addition, a monthly photograph is taken and submitted to The Dysart Reporter so that the whole community can share in celebrating good character. The Character Counts focus for the month of March at D-G Elementary was RESPECT. During March, 56 students were recognized by the teachers for being respectful of their peers, their teachers, and their school. The following is a list of the honorees. Kindergarten: Kolten Crawford, Grace Harrigan, Jacob Hill, Grant Moody, Jayden Ruroden, and Daniel Winslow. First Grade: Braydon Adams, Grace Asmussen, Noah DAmro, Rachel Hellman, Lane Hennings, Carlie Hoppe, Grant Keegan, Cameron LaPage, Carlie McNeal, Jacob Murphy, Molly Niebergall, Tessa Pearson, Tanner Rodman, and Chase Wilson. Second Grade: Kody Crawford, Ben Dvorak, Cameron Grimm, Curtis Jans, Clayton Kokesh, Mason Scott, Kade Short, and Josh Ternus. Third Grade: Hally Frisbie, Taylor Howe, Lauren Phillips, Trinity Grimm, and Morgan Niebergall.
Fourth Grade: Brock Hadachek, Morgan Harrigan, Bobbie Hilmer, Cole McNeal, Cole Pearson, Destiny Brockway, Mitchell Kramer, Payton Sash, and Heather Vaughn. Fifth Grade: Keiara Faiferlick, Weston Krug, Lauren Krupa, Dietrich Steinlage, Kaitlyn Winkelpleck, Erin Carty, Johnathan Hellman, Kassie Hennings, Mary Ingalls, Trevor Krug, Allison McLaren, Aubri Mossman, Will Reiter, and Kylee Sells.
Fifty-six D-G Elementary students were recognized as KIDS OF CHARACTER during the month of April. The KID OF CHARACTER program recognizes students for being “caught in the act” of exhibiting the six pillars of character learned about the Character Counts program..