Schools receive the honor through an evaluation process that demonstrates the school’s effort to focus on character development and its impact on academics, behavior and school climate. Petway will enjoy the distinction for five years.
In this instance it was the school’s Pathway to Patriot Pride atmosphere that earned the honor. Traits learned along the path are: personal pride, resolving problems, honesty, effort, cooperation, acceptance, encouragement, good manners, respect and responsibility.
This October school officials will travel to Washington, D.C. to meet personnel from the other schools which received the award and will share ideas and experiences.
Visitors to the school will notice a banner displaying the distinction at the entrance. During the school’s annual pride day celebration principal Jennifer Frederico was presented with a NJ legislative commendation by Assemblymen Sam Fiocchi and Bob Andrzejczak.
CEP is a national organization that advocates for the social, emotional and ethical development of students.