It’s all about good character

Webster City Middle School students will be invited to “Catch the Wave with Character Counts Wednesday in the annual day devoted to the celebration of the six pillars of good character.

School officials said the day will focus on the importance of demonstrating the pillars of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

The day will begin with presentations in the morning, including Rich Wieber’s Bicycle Stunt show, and a talk by the current Miss Iowa Mariah Carey.

Also during the morning sessions, students will have a chance to hear a variety of speakers in classrooms. Scheduled speakers include, Mary Forture who will talk about health and wellness; Abe Goldstein, discussing immigration and music; Susan Peters, traveling to Israel; the ICCC dance team; Kyle Teeselink, on military, leadership and travel; Guy Leman, who will speak about leadership; Teacher LuAnn Garvey and high school students who will talk about involvement in high school, drama and acting.

Other speakers include Mike Willer, speaking on the military and travels; Clara Nottbrock, a German excahnge student; John Laird, speaking about the outdoors and the environment; the Grandview volleyball team; Coach Ted Larson and high school athletes and teacher Theo Clark and WCTV students.

The afternoon will bring a Taste of Character. The session will be held in the Jeff Gym and will feature food sampling. Each taste will represent one of the six pillars of character. During the taste-testing, the high school jazz band and high school vocalists will perform.

Tumbling and dancing will also be featured. Middle school students and students from other grades will share their talents as they tumble and dance around the multi-purpose room.

To cap off the day, the middle school students will travel to Sunset Heights and Pleasant View Elementary schools to work with younger students. The middle school students will read a book and do other activities with the elementary students in this partnering event.

Interested parents, business representatives, staff members, and community members are invited to join the middle school students and staff for the activities on Wednesday.