Route Forty - January 2016 Best Practices of the Month

Last Updated on Jan 6, 2016 at 10:12am

Route Forty Elementary School was selected as the “January 2016 Best Practices of the Month". In addition to being recognized statewide as a 2014 - 2015 award-winning Character Education school, the school was chosen by the Board of Directors for the Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University to be featured on its website and newsletter because of the strength of the character education program.
“On behalf of the Garrett County Public Schools, we are so pleased that Route Forty School has been selected for the January Character Education Best Practices recognition,” said Dr. Phil Lauver, Supervisor of Pupil Services. “We appreciate Route Forty's effort to focus on character education while striving to meet the many other academic expectations, and are honored by the support that the Maryland Center for Character Education provides for this endeavor. As part of Route Forty's efforts, I do wish to mention that last year they were selected as one of the elementary schools to pilot and be part of the research base for the Committee for Children's Bullying Prevention Unit, a new component of the Second Step social-emotional learning program.”

Each month the Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University (MCCE@SU) picks one of the "Best Practices" from a Character Education award winning school to share.

To view Route Forty Elementary School’s best character education practices for January 2016, use the following link:,%202015/Best%20Practices-Jan.%20%2716%20-%20Route%20Forty%20Elementary%20School.shtml
To view The Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University newsletter, use the following link:$file/MCCE%40SU%20-%20January%202016%20%20Newsletter.pdf
To view a video Route Forty students created regarding bullying prevention, use the following link:
The video highlights the steps used to address issues at the school.

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