Caldwell ISD believes that good character is essential for success in life. Our teachers and students are committed to internalize, promote, and be an example of great character. Students in grades K through 12th grade participate in a character curriculum.
Grades K through 3rd primarily use the Core Essential Values curriculum. This curriculum focuses on a core value word of the month and involves everyone in the school to implement the word and demonstrate it in their words and actions. Core equips students, staff, and families to SAY IT, KNOW IT, SEE IT, AND BE IT each month.
Students in grades 4 - 12 primarily use the character curriculum of Character Strong. This curricula focuses on fostering the whole child with vertically aligned lessons that teach Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and character, side-by-side.
The (SEL) competencies focus on self-awareness, self management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. The character development focuses on character words such as patience, kindness, respect, selflessness, forgiveness, commitment, and humility.
The 2020-2021 Character Strong words are: