Character Cup Champions 2012-2013
One student from each class in grade 1 Students enjoying Putt-Putt at Sunrise Strikes!
getting picture taken with the Character Cup.
One student from each class in grade 3 Students showing good charactor while
getting picture taken with the Character Cup. waiting for their turn at Putt-Putt!
Recently students traveled to Sunrise Bowl and Strikes as a reward for winning their divisions Character Cup. In Division I, grade 3 took the title with a total of 62 points for the year, edging out grade 5 by two points and grade 4 by four points in a very close race. In the Division II race, grade 1 totaled 72 points for the year to win the title comfortably over both grade 2 and grade K.
Each year grade levels compete against each other in the Character Cup. The Character Cup is made up of different category’s (Attendance, Office Referrals, Character Cards, “Golden Broom Award”, Community Service and the Character section on the grade cards.) After each grading period, each grade level is ranked and given points for their efforts in those categories.
At the end of the year the grade level in their division with the highest points receive a free field trip and their grade level name engraved on the Cup. The Character Cup is made up of two Divisions, K-2 and 3-5. Each division has their own Cup that is displayed in the schools trophy case.
"Yell and Tell" Program Visits MES
(Above L-R) Julie Brown (Fink’s Harley Davidson), Jean Davidson & Squawk (Yell & Tell)
and Tashia Fink (Fink’s Harley Davidson). Jean Davidson recently spoke to students
at Maysville Elementary about “Yell and Tell”. The program teaches children how to
take action in dangerous situations. Finks Harley Davidson sponsored the event.
On Thursday, May 17th, students at Maysville Elementary were treated to a special guest! Jean Davidson of the program Yell and Tell came to speak to students in grades K-2.
The Yell and Tell program has been developed by Jean Davidson. She is the granddaughter of Walter Davidson, one of the four founders and the first president of Harley-Davidson. Her father, Gordon Davidson, was Vice President of Manufacturing. Jean chose not to work at the family company but to dedicate her life to teaching children. She has developed educational curriculum for all levels of teaching at both the state and local levels. Jean has written four books featuring personal stories of the Harley and the Davidson families. Her travels take her both nationally and internationally to such events as educational conferences, motorcycle events, and crime prevention conventions.
Recently Jean’s 4 year old grandson, Ryder, died in an accident that could have been prevented if the child standing nearby would have known how to react. Because of this and learning of similar losses, Jean has developed a program called “Yell and Tell."
The Davidson Yell and Tell Foundation, Inc. is a 501c(3)* charitable foundation set up to teach young children what to do when they observe a dangerous situation. Many times this child will run away or be quiet because he/she doesn’t want to get into trouble or be called a tattletale. Sometimes the child is so afraid, he/she is too scared to do anything. The Yell and Tell program teaches children how to take action and be a hero. Some of the most dangerous situations that this program will cover are: POOLS, RIVERS/LAKES, FIRE, POISION, GUNS, CHILD ENTICEMENT AND BULLYING.
Thanks to Fink's Harley Davidson for sponsoring the event!
Students Receive "Treat" for Spreading Character!
Map of Ohio displaying information about
balloons found from our Character Counts
Week balloon launch.
Student's in Mrs. Dietz 5th grade class was recently treated to some colorful popsicles! Their classroom balloon was found the furthest when we released balloons during Character Week in September. Their balloon traveled a total distance of 89 miles!
A Police officer in Bloomindale, Ohio found the balloon while he and his family were riding their four-wheelers. A total of four balloons were returned to our school, balloons returned were tracked on our Ohio Map in our building. Popsicles in the colors of "The Six-Pillars of Character" were given to each student in Mrs. Dietz's class.
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Character Chuck T- Shirts
Orders are being placed for Chacter Chuck T-Shirts! Character Chuck is made up of the Six-Pillars of Character! The Six-Pillars include; Caring, Fairness, Respect, Trustworthiness, Responsibility and Citizenship. Each pillar is represented by a different color. The Six-Pillars of Character are part of the Character Education program at MES.
The Jerzee brand t-shirts are black and are made of 50/50 cotton. Each t-shirt will have a full front picture of Character Chuck in all hispillar colors. T-Shirts will read "Character Chuck Says; Character Counts at MES". Youth thru adult XL are $12.00. Adult XXL and XXXL are $14.00. Checks can be payable to Maysville Elementary School. Orders are due by October 12th.
MES Students Have Succesful Can Food Drive!
In celebration of Character Counts Week, students were asked to bring in can food items to show good Citizenship. Students brought in over 2,700 items that will be used to support our annual Holiday Helping Hands program.
McDonalds sponsored free lunches for the Intermediate and Primary class that brought in the most cans. Mrs. Hern's 5th grade class won the intermediate competition with 212 cans. Mrs. Copelands 2nd grade class won the Primary competition with 174 cans brought in.
Students from Mrs.Hern's fifth grade class Students from Mrs.Copelands 2nd grade
with repesentatives from McDonalds. class with representatives from McDonalds.
MES Celebrates Character Counts Week 2012
September 4-7, students and staff at Maysville Elementary celebrated Character Counts Week! Every years schools around the nation take time once a week to honor good character.
The week was full of daily activity's and events. The week was kicked-off on Tuesday with a Character Assembly. Mr. Lee and Mrs. Moore reminded everyone of the Six-Pillars of Character, Character Chuck, and how our school rules relate to the Six-Pillars of Character.
On Wednesday, students had a chance to wear their favorite pillar color. During lunch, students in grades 1 & 5 lined up in the form of the Six-Pillars and had their picture taken. Thursday was a day to Spread our character in the community. Pick n Save stores sponsored the activity by providing grocery bags. Students decorated the bags with Character scenes and themes. The bags were returned to the store to be used by their customers.
On Friday we had our annual Character Balloon launch. Balloons representing each classroom and pillar color were launched, with hopes to spread our character through-out the region. Each balloon had a tag with our information. The balloon that travels the furthest will be recognized with a prize. Daily trivia questions and food drive were also held. The food drive sponsored by McDonalds will be used to assist with our holiday helping hands program. The primary and intermediate class who brings in the most cans will have a receive a free lunch.
McTeacher Night To Benefit Character Program
Staff from Maysville Elementary will be assisting McDonalds workers in serving up food on Friday October 28, 2011. Staff will work from 5-8 that evening at the South Zanesville McDonalds. Proceeds from the evening will be used to fund the Character Program.
In attendance for the event will be Ronald McDonald and as an incentive, the class that has the most students present that evening will receive a McDonalds lunch at school! Lunch will included a sandwich, apple-dippers and milk.
Money earned will be used for Character Trip held at the end of the year and all Character programs.
Character Chuck and Friends Visit MES!
September 30, 2011
It took a character named Chuck to enforce Maysville Elementary's pillars of education.
The school instituted the pillars three years ago after joining a nationwide initiative called Character Counts. The initiative focuses on citizenship, respect, fairness, responsibility, caring and trustworthiness. The school uses "Chuck" as an example for students.
"It's important especially in young people's lives to have tools," said Dean of Students Jason Lee. "If they get off track that's when they get in trouble because they feel like their helpless and have no one to turn to."
Helping "Chuck" Friday were six members of the community ranging from a Muskingum County Sheriff's Deputy to a Judge.
"They can respect the fact that if they have all their pillars together days are going to be pretty good," said Lee. "If they are missing one or two pillars it's going to affect their day so that concept their able to take it all in and apply it to their daily lives."
Since instituting the program school officials said they've seen discipline problems drop. The school is also applying to be a Character school. Our very own Daniel Wolfgang spoke to the students about responsibility.
October 29, 2010
Maysville Elementary celebrates National Character Counts Week. During the week of October 17-22 students celebrated the importance of good character. Click to see how they celebrated the week. Character Counts Week Schedule
May 13, 2010
Fifth Grade Musical Program "Choices Count" based on Six Pillars of Character!
Fifth grade students will be presenting the musical "Choices Count" on Thursday May 13th at 7:00 p.m.
The script for the musical has been written by the students and will contain all of the six pillars of character. Small skits will be part of the musical.
Act 1 - This Little Light of Mine
Act 2 - Inside Out
Act 3 - Responsibility
Act 4 - Trust Blues
Act 5 - Gotta Be Fair
Act 6 - What if No One Cared?
Act 7 - Good, Better, Best
Act 8 - Respect
Act 9 - The Future Begins With Us
Grade winners of the Character Cup will be awarded with a trip to Sunrise Bowl & Putt-Putt!
All students in the grades that win the cup are eligible as long as they have a signed permission slip returned.
The trips are scheduled for May 25th and May 26th, one grade level per day.
Students will meet in the Cafetorium where they will have the final standings announced. We will also display the cup that will be engraved with the grade winner, points and year.
Students will leave at 9:00 and return around 11:45. Each student will bowl one game and play one round of putt-putt.
November 18, 2009
Free T-Shirt - "got character?"
Staff received information today on how they can get their own FREE, got character? t-shirt. All-building staff will receive a Free shirt if information is turned in by November 24th!
The SST team recently put on an all school assembly entitled "got character?" The assembly is part of the teams school based introduction to the Six-Pillars of Character.
The assembly started with the staff in a small skit showing good & bad character that may occur in a classroom. Following the skit SST members showed a powerpoint presentation of all Six -Pillars of Character that included filim clips as an example of the pillar.
Next, SST introduced the "Character Cup" competition. The Character Cup will be a building-wide competition that evolves around the Six-Pillars of Character. Students had a chance to learn about the different divisions, catagories and how points will be distributed. They also had a chance to to view the Character Cups themselves, as they were displayed for all to see.
The conclusion of the assembly had students see who on staff had character? When asked do you "got character", different staff members unvailed a t-shirt that said "got character! Before returning to class students also received a character pencil that had one of the pillars represented.