Character Education Matching Grant Approvals 2014-2015

Congratulations to the new LEA Character Education
Matching Grant Award Recipients!
1 Academy of Excellence Inc. Academy of Excellence
2 Alhambra Elementary  District Cordova Middle School
3 Alhambra Elementary District Montebello Elementary School
4 Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center Inc. AAEC – Estrella
5 Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center Inc. AAEC – Paradise  Valley
6 Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center Inc. AAEC – Prescott  Valley
7 Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center Inc. AAEC – Red Mountain
8 Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center Inc. SMCC Campus
9 Avondale Elementary Desert Star Elementary School
10 Buckeye Union High School District Buckeye Union High School
11 Camp Verde Unified District Camp Verde Middle School
12 Cartwright Elementary District Cartwright Elementary School
13 Chandler Unified District San Marcos Elementary School
14 Cottonwood-Oak Creek Elementary District Mountain View Preparatory
15 Creighton Elementary District Creighton Elementary School
16 Deer Valley Unified District Legend Springs Elementary
17 Florence Crittenton Services of AZ Inc. Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona
18 Florence Unified District Circle Cross Ranch K-8
19 Florence Unified District Walker Butte K-8
20 Fowler Elementary District Fowler Elementary
21 Fowler Elementary District Sun Canyon Elementary School
22 Fowler Elementary District Western Valley Elementary School
23 Genesis Program Genesis Academy
24 Gila Bend Unified District Gila Bend Elementary
25 Higley Unified School District Higley High School
26 Higley Unified School District Williams Field High School
27 Liberty Traditional Charter School Saddleback Charter School
28 Maricopa Unified District Maricopa Elementary School
29 Mesa Unified District Crismon Elementary School
30 Murphy Elementary District Arthur Hamilton Elementary School
31 Murphy Elementary District Jack L Kuban Elementary School
32 Murphy Elementary District William R. Sullivan
33 P.L.C. Charter Schools Arts Academy at Estrella Mountain
34 Phoenix Elementary District Maie Bartlett Heard School
35 Phoenix Elementary District Silvestre S. Herrera School
36 Prescott Unified District Abia Judd Elementary School
37 Presidio School, Inc. Presidio School
38 Roosevelt Elementary District Bernard Black Elementary School
39 Roosevelt Elementary District C.O. Greenfield School
40 StarShine Academy StarShine Academy
41 Telesis Center for Learning Inc. Telesis Preparatory Academy
42 The Paideia Academies Inc. The Paideia Academy of South
43 Tolleson Elementary District Desert Oasis Elementary School
44 Tolleson Elementary District Sheely Farms Elementary School
45 Tucson Unified District C. E. Rose Elementary School
46 Washington Elementary District Ocotillo Elementary School
47 Washington Elementary District Orangewood Elementary  School
48 Washington Elementary District Washington Elementary School
49 Williams Unified District Williams Elementary/Middle School
50 Williams Unified District Williams High School

September Attribute is Attentiveness ~

A ttentiveness
Being intent; observant; regarding a situation or person with care. When a person is attentive to the words, the manner and matter of a speaker at the same time. Demonstrating that the person is worthy by giving genuine attention and consideration to their words.

Attribute Quote

“When we want to talk, we can instead listen, and let our attentiveness to another’s need to speak be our silent statement.”

- Bryant McGill

Featured Reading

How Full is your Bucket?” For Kids, by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer

The August Attribute is Diligence ~

D iligence is committing to doing tasks with excellence, persevering with determination and patience to complete tasks in spite of difficulties and discouragement. Doing your duty to the best of your ability.

Attribute Quote

“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.”

῀ Rudyard Kipling, Complete Verse

Featured Reading

“Cloudette” by Tom Lichtenheld

July’s Attribute is Citizenship ~

C itizenship is being loyal to your country. It allows you to have a choice, since you can vote for someone who can represent you and make decisions in your name.

This means that we have to respect our laws and our culture. It means that we have to represent our country overseas, show respect to citizens of other countries, and our fellowmen. To be a good citizen is to denounce injustices of one country towards another.

We also have a duty to our own country, which we demonstrate by paying our taxes and by participating in a variety of activities within our communities.

Finally, a good citizen respects the world because we are all citizens of the world.

Attribute Quote

“If we can instill values of community, harmony, peace, moderation, and stewardship into our youth, the rewards to society are limitless, and everything else will come easy.”
῀ Charles Orgbon III

Recommended Reading

“Brothers in Hope” by Mary Williams


June’s Attribute is Initiative ~

Initiative is defined as the act of taking the first step.
We all have heard that “a journey begins with the first step” or “The best way to eat an elephant is…one bite at a time.”

Attribute Quote

“If we can instill values of community, harmony, peace, moderation, and stewardship into our youth, the rewards to society are limitless, and everything else will come easy.”
῀ Charles Orgbon III

Recommended Reading

“Pepita Talks Twice” by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman


The Character Education deadline is 6/28/13.  Please be sure to do the following: 

1.       List the correct Provider

2.       List the correct Allocation Code

3.       Answer all grant questions fully

During the grant writing process, LEA’s are encouraged to work together with their Provider’s when completing their Character Education Matching Grant. This process closes on Friday, June 28th.


May’s attribute is Orderliness. Orderliness reveals character and it promotes peace. Before something can be ordered, its purpose must be understood. Orderliness requires us to step back and look at the bigger picture.