District Initiatives
Safe School Climate Plan
Character Education
The New Milford Public Schools Strategic Plan 2007-2012 addressed seven specific strategies. 
Strategy #2 is devoted to Character Education.
It states: We will develop and implement a system-wide Character Education Program
consistent with our mission and objectives.
compassion
responsibility

Six Action Plans were established to accomplish this strategy:

     1)  Establish common core character education attributes to be integrated into
          our schools, families and community.

     2)  Promote a school culture and climate that reinforces positive character attributes.

     3)  Ensure that the specific attributes are understood and integrated within the curriculum
       at each grade level.

     4)  Build a strong partnership with families to engage with their children in promoting positive
       character attributes.

     5)  Promote strong partnerships with community organizations to endorse positive character
       attributes.

     6)  Integrate the character attributes into the curriculum review cycle (i.e. Five Year Plan).

The common core character attributes have been determined by the district team:

September RESPECT

October RESPONSIBILITY

November HONESTY

December COMPASSION

January PERSEVERANCE

February CITIZENSHIP

March INTEGRITY

April LOYALTY

May COURAGE

June COOPERATION

courage