Character Education Programs Offered in CISD

    Elementary Schools


    Austin Elementary School

    • Project Wisdom
    • Core essentials
    • Lively lessons
    • R- Time
    • PBIS- positive behavior intervention support throughout school building
    • CHAMPS in the classroom
    • ASCA online group discussion and files and blogs
    • Renzulli character resources
    • Region X workshops on Bullying/ counselor symposium
    • Dennis Lee school assembly for addressing character and bullying
    • Community mentors that work with our students
    • Peer mentoring
    • Spirit rallies that recognize character of month winners
    • Love and Logic (hopefully soon)
    • Yello- Dino

    Cottonwood Creek Elementary School

    • Rockstar of the Week recognitions
    • New student lunches
    • New student scavenger hunts
    • Visits from police officers during Red Ribbon
    • Recognition of students on the Dr. Penny Show
    • Veteran’s Day Assembly
    • Service Learning Projects
    • 5th Grade Leadership Academy
    • Guidance lessons
    • Group counseling
    • Individual counseling
    • Rtime on Wednesday mornings
    • Yellow Dyno
    • Recite Colt Creed Daily on Dr. Penny Show

    Denton Creek Elementary School

    • CISD Citizenship Program
    • ACT – Always be ready, Choose wisely and Treat others with respect
    • Conflict Resolution Wheel
    • Project Wisdom
    • DC23
    • Classroom Guidance Lessons
    • Individual and Small Group Counseling
    • Parent/Guardian and Teacher Consultation
    • RTime
    • Yellow Dyno
    • Service-Learning Projects
    • Red Ribbon Week
    • Cowboys of Character

    Lakeside Elementary School

    • Daily Announcements on:
      • Character Trait of the Month
      • Longhorn Laws of Courtesy
      • Mealtime Manners
    • Weekly:
      • R Time
      • Project Wisdom/Words of Wisdom
      • Lunch Bunch – “Teaseproofing”
    • Monthly:
      • Citizens of the Month
      • Guidance Lessons
    • Yearly:
      • Yellow Dyno
      • Red Ribbon
      • Veteran’s Day assembly
      • Conflict Resolution Wheel
    Richard J. Lee Elementary School
    • "LEE"der of the week citizenship recognition
    • Super Spur tickets for great character
    • Classroom guidance lessons that focus on social skills, conflict resolution, friendship, and bullying
    • Kelso's Choice conflict management
    • "LEE"dership council with Mrs. Kastrounis
    • Red Ribbon Activities
    • "LEE"dership tips of the week on daily announcements
    • Lee Quote of the Week
    • Individual Guidance Sessions
    • Community Partnerships to mentor Learners
    • PBIS-positive behavior intervention support throughout school building
    • Daily House Meetings

    Mockingbird Elementary School

    • R Time
    • Words of Wisdom
    • Mighty Maverick
    • Yellow Dino
    • Red Ribbon Week
    • Conflict Wheel
    • Anti- bullying guidance lesson in each grade
    • How to Fill a Bucket – school-wide character program
    • Pinwheels for Peace
    • Nanna Puddin’ assembly for K-2 every year

    Pinkerton Elementary School

    • R-Time in all grades
    • Words of Wisdom
    • Citizens of the Month Awards/Breakfast Reception
    • Citizens of the Month Bulletin Board in front hallway
    • PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support) – schoolwide program
    • Super Stetson Board – behavior initiative chart for PBIS
    • Classroom guidance Lessons: social skills, conflict resolution and bullying
    • Lunch Bunch
    • Cowboy Camp – Random Acts of Kindness Club
    • Red Ribbon Activities
    • Yellow Dyno

    Town Center Elementary School

    • Guidance Lessons
    • Lunch Bunch
    • Red Ribbon Week Activities
    • RTime
    • Yellow Dyno
    • Citizens of the Month
    • Morning Announcements- Cowboy Courtesies
    • ABC"s of Etiquette
    • Pay It Forward Club

    Valley Ranch

    • Rtime
    • Yellow Dyno
    • character council
    • monthly guidance lessons on the character trait words of wisdom
    • star of the week
    • citizen of the month


    • R-Time
    • Words of Wisdom
    • Yellow Dyno
    • Guidance lessons to promote positive behavior
    • Lunch groups with the counselor
    • Rangers of the Week
    • PTO Programs


    Middle Schools


    Middle School - East

    • P.A.C.E. Setter award: Pride, Attendance, Citizenship, and Effort
    • Bronco Time/Flex Days: students discuss the CISD Character
    • :“Top 10 Reasons” Posters in the halls: (Ways to prevent bullying, Ways to be a good school citizen, ways to control your anger…..)
    • Service Learning
    • Negotiate
    • 6th grade Bullying talk
    • 7th Grade Bronco Stars
    • 8th Grade All-stars

    Middle School - North

    • High Five’s – Student Recognition Program
    • Character Education Posters / Announcements
    • Velma Rivers Basketball Game for the Cure
    • Schilb Shootout to raise lung cancer awareness
    • Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat – Food Can Drive
    • CISD Turkey Drive
    • North Clubs – Aid for Africa
    • Character Education in the Classroom
    • Negotiate
    • Band toy Drive

    Middle School - West

    • Negotiate
    • Wrangler Award of Excellence breakfasts in honor of those recommended by their teachers for their character
    • I AM WEST club
    • Anti-Bullying Guidance Lessons
    • High 5 Groups
    • Monthly character trait announcements and posters
    • Unity Day to Unite against bullying and show support to the victims of bullying


    High Schools


    Coppell High School

    • Adopt a Family
    • Be Project
    • Circle of Friends
    • For the Children
    • Hope for Africa
    • Interact
    • Invisible Children Society
    • Kids for Kids
    • Peer Tutoring Program
    • Rachel’s Challenge
    • Red Jackets
    • SADD-Students Against Destructive Decisions
    • Shattered Dreams
    • SPUR -Supporting Peers Utilizing Relationships
    • Student Leadership
    • Student of the Month Program
    • Teen Leadership
    • TLC- Teen Leadership Coppell

    Education ANNEX

    • Why Try Program
    • Success for Teens
    • Character/Professional Skills Counseling Lessons
    • Journaling and Blogging with Counselor-Lessons and confidential communication in journals
    • “In Search of Character” Videos by Dr. Michael Thompson

    New Tech High @ Coppell

    • Networking: mentoring groups
    • New Tech Gives Back
    • Each Wednesday we meet as a faculty to discuss learner needs/concerns and brainstorm ways to assess given situations
    • Every other Wednesday during lunch counselors meet with 15-20 learners to meet, greet, and discuss problems and needs