Character Always is the Upper Canada District School Board’s Character Education initiative.
We believe in the pursuit of learning while building a strong sense of caring and respect for all.
At Glengarry, we focus on and model the following key traits in our Character Education programming.
Respect is honouring differences, caring for yourself and others.
Resiliency is having a positive attitude and inner strength to bounce back from a tough time.
Empathy is the ability to feel with another, show understanding and express it.
Honesty is speaking and doing what you believe is right, no matter what the consequences.
Perseverance is having the strength and courage to never give up.
Responsibility is leading the way, helping to accomplish tasks through initiative and hard work.
Caring is showing concern and interest in others and yourself.
Fairness is being open-minded, taking turns, and trusting others.
UCDSB's latest Character Always book called "Kids with Character" features stories written by Upper Canada students about "students with character". Glengarry was well represented as four of the stories were written by our students. Abby McDonald (Bob's Gift), olivia Harrison (My Sister Sadie), Aaron lalonde (Foul on the Field) and Kailey Willock (Trash Busters) were presented with certificates and a copy of the book.
Supporting community agencies and goos causes are an important part of our school culture. Every year we run food and toy drives, participate in a major cancer fundraiser (Inside Ride) and support other campaigns such as the Canadian Mental Health school challenge.