CHARACTER COUNTS! is the most widely implemented approach to character education, reaching millions of youth. It is a framework based on basic values called the Six Pillars of Character :
Ridge Central has implemented Character Counts! Plus. A monthly reward system for every child who has commendable behavior and completes their homework. They will participate in fun fairs, dances, movies, special assemblies, and field day.
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
CHARACTER COUNTS WALK-A-THON
The students of Chicago Ridge District #127.5 participate in a annual walk-a-thon to help support the Character Counts! Program. The proceeds from this walk-a-thon are shared with a different charity each year. The Pillar of Caring is the focal point of this project.
VETERANS DAY PROJECTS
The Pillar of Citizenship is our goal when supporting our Veterans. The children of Ridge Central participate in an annual Veterans Day Ceremony and classroom projects.
HOLIDAY FOOD - TOY - CLOTHING DRIVES
The students participate in a district wide food drive that benefits the needy families in each school. Our social worker puts together a giving tree and the staff gathers clothes and toys for our families. Responsibility is our Pillar of focus when taking care of our needy.