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Maple Grove Elementary Named a 2019 School of Character

National School of Character, a national advocate and leader for character in communities including schools, families, workplaces, and sports, has designated Maple Grove Elementary as one of 88 schools nationwide as a National School of Character.


Since’s School of Character program’s inception, the process has impacted nearly 3 million students, staff, parents, and other community members. Each year, certifies schools and districts at the state and national level that demonstrate a dedicated focus on character development, which has a positive effect on academic achievement, student behavior, and school climate.


“Maple Grove is very proud of being recognized as a National School of Character,” said Maple Grove Principal Kimm O’Connor. “Through the principles and practices that are embedded daily, our students develop their potential to succeed academically and personally by setting goals, being a part of service learning, and finding their strengths through leadership roles. Simply put, we are proud of our students, teachers and community in showing leadership and character in their daily lives in both at school and at home.”


“Maple Grove Elementary received this recognition on their own terms and by doing what they do best,” said Northwest R-I Superintendent Dr. Desi Kirchhofer. “While we are obviously proud of their recognition, we are proud of the example they set for our schools in the Northwest R-I School District.” will honor Maple Grove Elementary and the other 87 schools at the 2019 National Forum to be held Oct 24-27, 2019 in Washington, DC.