"Promising Practice" Award

"Promising Practice" Award
Posted on 10/03/2022
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Caroline L. Reutter School recently was awarded a "Promising Practice" Award through Character.org for its development of a  "Buddy Police" program created by sixth grade students Eva Austin and Isla Weichmann.  This program which promotes proactive character, friendship, and a greater sense of community encourages identified students to ensure that no students are left behind while at recess.  
According to school principal Mr. Theodore Peters, "They displayed empathy for their peers by recognizing those who appeared lonely and reaching out to see if they needed a friend.  As the Buddy Police grew, teachers began noticing the badges worn by a few of our students.  Every adult was blown away when they discovered the efforts of these two young adults.  The Buddy Police was created by kids, for kids.  It is such a special group that was created from pure kindness.  Actions like this truly are what establish a school of character."
Promising Practices are unique, effective, and replicable initiatives that inspire "goodness in action" and contribute to the field of character development.  Each Promising Practice aligns with one or more of the principles articulated in Character.org's 11 Principles Framework.
Reutter School has also been recognized as a National School of Character and New Jersey State School of Character through Character.org. 

Pictured are School Counselor Lauren Roberts (Left) and Principal Theodore Peters (Right) awarding Eva Austin (Middle Left) and Isla Weichmann (Middle Right) with certificates on their achievement.