In an age when bullying has become an increasing concern across the country, Duncanville ISD continues to teach students character and competence, from the time they start school until the time they finish. We first told you about Central Elementary’s new character education program Early Act First Knight in our September 16 Friday Informer. Created by Knights of the Guild for students in grades K-8, it teaches the knightly virtues of tolerance, responsibility, confidence, perseverance, discipline, respect, honesty, compassion, friendliness, and service.
Kicking off the program on September 22 with a real-life Tournament of Champions, Central students have been devoting ten minutes of class time every day to character-education curriculum ever since. A different virtue is spotlighted each month, and every four to six weeks a Knighting Ceremony is held to recognize students who best display those attributes. The school’s auditorium is transformed into a medieval banquet hall, and honorees receive medallions and certificates in the presence of friends and family. Central’s second Knighting Ceremony was held on January 19, recognizing the students who personified confidence and perseverance. Teachers wrote accolades about each honoree, and parents were invited to participate in the procession. We hope you enjoy our photo gallery from the event!