Lore Elementary School earned the prestigious honor of being named a National School of Character for 2010.
    Lore Elementary School is one of 15 schools in the United States who received this honor from the Character Education Partnership (CEP). The purpose of the National Schools of Character awards program is to identify, honor, and showcase exemplars in character education and facilitate their leadership in mentoring others. The goal of the national program is to provide a variety of models of comprehensive, quality character education, representing America’s diverse educational system.
    Lore School’s character program is based on four main components: Responsive Classroom, a “home-grown” character education program, core value words (care, share, cooperate, support and help) and community service.
    “We believe as educators that we have a responsibility to create a caring and compassionate society for future generations, hence our commitment to character education,” said Patricia Womelsdorf who was the Principal of Lore School at that time. “Our entire staff is a dedicated group of adults who are all committed to helping students grow into citizens who will be productive positive contributors to society.”
    The character education program is a group effort at Lore School. Staff and members of the extended Lore community such as members of the Lore Parent Association, STARS (Seniors Teaching and And Reinforcing Skills) and Parents as Partners, work with the children on numerous special projects designed to promote core values and positive citizenry.
    “The whole school is excited to receive this honor,” said Womelsdorf. “We have wonderful students and an outstanding staff who deserve this recognition.”  “We are all very proud of this accomplishment,” said Superintendent of Schools, Michael Nitti. “It is a testament to the exemplary work of our educational and support staff and a credit to students of Lore.”

    National Schools of Character become ambassadors of effective character education and provide professional development sessions back at their home sites. CEP will give each winner a $3,000 grant to support its outreach efforts.

    Lore's current principal, Mr. Edward Chmiel, is striving to continue the high standards that were set by Lore's previous administration. 


    For more information on the National School of Character award please visit: www.character.org

    National School of Character