Character Education: P.R.I.D.E.
The Waterloo Middle School character education program (PRIDE) is woven into the fabric of our school culture. All of us take an active role in developing strong, positive character traits in our students. The heart of the program is our PRIDE committee, which works with the staff, parents and students to develop and support a program that meets the needs of our community.
The home base for the PRIDE program is our Advisement period at the end of each day. PRIDE stands for Plan for your week (Monday), Read (Tuesday), Improve your grades (Wednesday), Develop your character (Thursday), Enjoy your day (Friday). Advisements become small family groups that are respectful and responsible to each other. Although Advisement is the heart of our program, character education is integrated into all aspects of our school: academics, athletics, clubs and extracurricular programs.