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. 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. The Character Counts focus for the month of September at D-G Elementary was RESPECT. The September honorees (pictured above) are Grant Moody, Beau Moody, Taylor Short, Tori Hadachek, Michael Frisbie, Cylie McNeal, Zach Winkelpleck, Ellie Behrens, Mason Kelling, Cameron LaPage, Treynetta Gamblin, Ethan Steffen, Koby Alpers, and Lanika Eilander. Abby Allen was also honored as a Kid of Character but was not present for the photo.