Champ the Cheetah Heads Up Character Education at CPCS!
Modeling and teaching good character has been an important focus since the beginning for Challenge Prep under the leadership of Founder/CEO Dr. Mullings. The past several years, the school has taken part in Character Day, a global movement in schools and organizations to emphasize how important good character traits are for our personal and collective lives.
For the 2017-18 academic year Challenge Prep has taken this focus one step further by developing an ongoing series about character that is tailored specifically for our K-5 school. Scholars have already experienced one assembly this fall featuring educational entertainer, Steve Pennington and his famous puppet friends.
At the fall assembly, Champ the Cheetah was introduced. Champ has been living in the imaginations of Challenge Prep since the school was founded, but in September, he came to life in a new form as a puppet, and he is the official spokesperson for the positive messages we communicate to our scholars.
In addition to appearing in live presentations throughout the year, Champ will be featured in digital and print resources that explore the traits of having a good character following the word of the month will be available to scholars and their families.
Along with monthly videos, parents can download the home guide that provides activities and discussion points for families to reinforce concepts such as Responsibility and Citizenship. Posters and other printed resources are already appearing in the halls and classrooms of CPCS.
Champ’s next live appearance will be in December. In the meantime, use the links to the left for the home guides and stay tuned to the school’s Facebook page, Twitter feed and this site for the latest on Champ.