Mansfield ISD Magazine Summer 2019 | Page 21

Charlotte Anderson Elementary School Named as A School of Promising Practices Charlotte Anderson Elementa- ry School was recently honored by as a School of Prom- ising Practices. The campus also received an honorable mention as a National School of Character. For over 20 years, has evaluated and certified char- acter initiatives in schools through National and State Schools (and Districts) of Character. In a rigorous application and review process, schools must demonstrate success- ful implementation of all 11 princi- ples for the entire school commu- nity. Charlotte Anderson was rec- ognized for incorporating various character development activities into their everyday practice, includ- ing; students’ exposure to the six pillars of character through charac- ter lessons from Character Counts Charlotte Anderson Elementary School students and staff were recognized for their promising practices in character development. curriculum; students earning char- acter “tags” by exhibiting qualities of each character trait aligning with the six pillars of character; and con- ducting Family Meetings on Friday mornings to focus on a particular issue that the majority of the cam- pus might be struggling with. “We are so proud of our stu- dents’ character,” said Principal Sheira Petty. “We are excited to watch our character program grow in the coming years!” SkillsUSA Students Take Home Top Honors Architectural Design students show off their winning ribbons at the SkillsUSA Texas competition. Every year, Ben Barber Innova- tion Academy sends students to participate in the SkillsUSA Texas Leadership and Skills Conference in Corpus Christi. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. SkillsUSA helps each student excel in leadership skills, technical and engineering skills, STEM and occupationally related skills in 12 Congratulations to all of the students and staff who participated, including the following gold medal winners: • • • Jesse Avila Mansfield High School Tuan Pham Lake Ridge High School • • • • Ethan Barnett Mansfield High School Enrique Romo Timberview High School Daniel Gomez Lake Ridge High School Zoe Routon Mansfield High School Alexis Johnson Mansfield High School different areas. Students enrolled in Ben Barber’s career and techni- cal education programs are eligi- ble to participate and compete. This year, 28 MISD students, from all five comprehensive high schools, placed in the top three in various competitions. Students competed in an array of compe- titions including welding, pho- tography, architectural modeling, electronics technology, health sciences, audio and radio produc- tions, crime scene investigation, automated manufacturing tech- nology and more. • • • • Juan Vela Summit High School Agustin Martinez Timberview High School Landon Wentz Legacy High School Raymundo Palacio Lake Ridge High School | 21