Mighty Eighth to partner with school district

POOLER, GA (WTOC) - The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is partnering with the Savannah-Chatham County Public School District.

The partnership is being announced at a news conference Thursday morning by Museum President Henry Skipper III and Savannah-Chatham County Public School's Superintendent Dr. Thomas Lockamy Jr.

More than 200 representatives from the school district have participated in Character Counts training.  The training aims to provide a change in culture and will motivate children to grow up, doing the "right thing." 

The Character Counts pilot program was launched at Thunderbolt Elementary.

Thunderbolt's Principal Kim Newman informed the Museum that as of February 2010 Thunderbolt Elementary had experienced 70 disciplinary suspensions in the 2009-2010 school year. Thunderbolt Elementary had experienced two disciplinary suspensions at the same time this year.

The program is aimed at children, parents, educators, and community leaders.  It teachers, illustrates, and models the Six Pillars of integrity:  Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.

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