Fired up for Good Character! Central Elementary 2023-2024

The directors for this year's program are Kami Oelke and Chad Comley. Character Education assemblies will usually be held the first week of each month. Our classroom activities are conducted mostly on the first Friday of the month. Keep checking this site for more information. Our monthly activities and photographs will be posted here. View our Character Rap. To read more about our program, click Character Education.

Here at Central, we think our kids are SCHARRP. Follow along and we will tell you how...

This year's motto will be "Fired up for good character." with an ocean theme. During the months of August and September, students examine what course they will take to become better citizens. During the first part of the year, the 3rd-grade classroom activity will include the opportunity for students to place their handprints on our hallway wall. All new students and faculty members are also included in this activity. 4th and 5th graders participated in Captain's Coming and reviewed the character traits.

Students and staff are invited to place their hand print on our walls as a symbol of commitment to Central School and the Character Education Program

Our Character Rap, complete with actions, is sung at all Character Education assemblies.


  • Self-discipline: To have orderly conduct and obedience.

  • Caring & Compassion: To be concerned about others.

  • Honesty: To be truthful and have integrity.

  • Attitude: To have a positive mental feeling.

  • Respect: To show high regard for self and others.

  • Responsibility: To fulfill obligations, be reliable, be trustworthy, and be able to choose between right and wrong

  • Perseverance: To keep trying in spite of difficulties

At the conclusion of the end-of-the-year assembly, students will participate in the final activity for the year.

Window Display with ocean theme.

When you walk into Central, you might notice a change! Our secretary, Angela Murphy, & her husband, Undersheriff Chad Murphy, created an amazing display to match our theme of the year “Seas Good Character.” The staff and students LOVE it!! THANK YOU

Our Monthly Activities

Students working together to move long skis


Ski Walk

Central’s first character education activity of the year was September 8th. Mrs. Konda led students in an activity called “Ski Walk,” which involved several of our SCHARRP character traits. (perseverance, Compassion, Attitude, etc.) Students had to work together as a team to move their skis! Overall, the students did great and had fun while learning!

Mrs. Konda speaking to students

Mrs. Konda spoke to students before and after the activity. This was to explore with students the character traits, and why they are important to complete the activity.

Last years picture Students by Rice Co Ambulance


Self-Discipline: To have orderly conduct and obedience.

The Lyons Fire Department, EMS, and Police Department will be here Monday, October 9th. This will be the Character Education assembly for October. The rotations will focus on the character trait for October, which is Self-Discipline.
The kids have really enjoyed this in the past, we are thankful our local departments are willing to continue coming to CES.