|Character Counts! and Character Education are cornerstones to the culture and climate at Landrum Middle School. We believe these programs help guide the students to make positive decisions and create a positive learning environment
The Six Pillars of Character
Character Counts Awards
Each fall, during National “Character Counts” week, we honor our business partners at the community recognition breakfast. We also recognize students of good character. This year our 8th grader Tala Mansouri represented Landrum and received the “Character Counts” award after giving a short speech. We are proud of her.
CHARACTER COUNTS 2012-13
September - Fairness
6th gr Hope Zaggy, Jack Moon
7th gr Gabi Park, Blaine Norman
8th gr Samantha Guthrie, Taylor Montroy
October – Responsibility
6th gr Marian Summerall, Tyler Lewin
7th gr Bailey Pattison, Jeremy Wells
8th gr Elizabeth Garcia, Joshuel Calderon
November – Citizenship
6th gr Julia Hurley, Kerry Honor
7th gr Maureen McCormack, Charles (Miles) Dean
8th gr Jenny Norenberg, Jack Fox
January – Respect
6th gr Savannah Mallon, Daniel “Trey” Glod
7th gr Addie Spencer, Cole DePatri
8th gr Claire Flemister, Braden Sloan
February – Caring
6th gr Mackenzie Beane, Russell Greco
7th gr Abby Kantor, Drew Bloss
8th gr Kennedy Ryder, Mark DeBiase
Congratulations students and parents!
Character Counts Program
Each month faculty and staff nominate students who exemplify the character trait for the month. Over announcements, in the school newsletters, on our website, at the Coffee with the Principal and during a CC breakfast for students, nominated students are rewarded and acknowledged for the positive contributions they make.
School Wide Anti-Bullying Program
Bullying has been a topic of conversation in schools, particularly middle schools, for a number of years. What was once thought a “Rite of Passage” has now become an issue given serious attention. Landrum Middle School is committed to a goal of both addressing and stopping bullying among students. LMS has a formalized anti-bullying campaign. Our antibullying campaign outlines an alignment of processes, which include reporting and tracking incidences, analyzing “hot spots”, and putting a plan of action in place for those areas. Teachers discuss these processes with their students in the classroom, reminding students of the power of our words and actions.
Bullying is often subtle and inconspicuous; thus, we cannot stress more the importance of reporting. The actions we take as a school rely on reported incidences.
Throughout the year, students will continue to engage in topics related to bullying in their classes. In order to infuse our belief and commitment for creating caring contributors to the world, we know that we must begin in our own “backyard”… we must start with open and honest classroom discussions and we must begin caring for one another. In order to improve how we address the affective needs of all students we understand that all students need to feel valued and safe. This is our mission and vision for this campaign. Please encourage your child to discuss issues, such as bullying, with you at home. As always, please continue to bring any concerns you may have to our attention.
Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
Positive Behavior Support (PBS) is our way of thinking about behavior. It consists of research-based strategies used to model behavior, reinforce positive behavior, and identify & reduce inappropriate behavior. Landrum Middle School is in it's fourth year implementing these strategies. Landrum has a PBS Team in place consisting of teachers, administrators, and deans which meet monthly in order to study the data, implement strategies and plan rewards.
GET INVOLVED!!! The research overwhelmingly shows that students who are involved have a better chance to experience success in school. It is our goal to have every student at LMS involved in an extracurricular activity.