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Marie Nitke/FOCUS Heart of the Lakes Elementary School counselor Julie Vomacka leads Mrs. Hart's first grade class in a Character Counts lesson on trustworthiness.

Curriculum with Character

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Kids are learning that 'Character Counts' at Heart of the Lakes Elementary School in Perham.

With twice-monthly lessons in responsibility, trustworthiness, respect, fairness, caring and citizenship, students at all grade levels are being taught how to recognize strong values and build good character.


It's all part of the Character Counts curriculum, which the school adopted five years ago.

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