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Five Parkway schools receive Promising Practices award

6/30/2021 -- Five Parkway schools and the Parkway School District received a 2021 Promising Practice award from To receive a Promising Practice award, schools must demonstrate how they put one or more of the 11 Principles of Character Education into action. certified 170 Promising Practices in schools and organizations across the country that foster character development in our children and teens.

The Parkway schools listed below are recipients of a 2021 Promising Practice award.

  • Craig Elementary: Data-Driven SEB Collaboration
  • Mason Ridge Elementary: Mason Ridge Morning Announcements
  • McKelvey Elementary: Dragon Time
  • Northeast Middle: Viking Peer Mediation and This is Me, This is Us
  • Oak Brook Elementary: Kindergarten Transition
  • Parkway School District: Parkway Food Pantry and Mental Health Task Force will honor each 2021 Promising Practice recipient at its National Forum to be held October 20-22, 2021.

"We are extremely proud to recognize the schools and organizations that have developed and implemented a Promising Practice” said Dr. Arthur Schwartz, president of “Each of these programs and initiatives have demonstrated significant impact and strongly align with the principles that help schools and organizations cultivate a culture of character.

Founded in 1993, is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to provide the voice, visibility, and resources for educators to build nurturing and supportive school cultures that focus on core values and character strengths vital to student and school success. is widely known for its 11 Principles Framework for Schools, a comprehensive framework developed by school leaders and character development researchers. The vision for is to expand our work to families, sports, and the workplace. Visit to learn more.