84R19829 BK-D
  By: Fallon H.R. No. 2282
         WHEREAS, H. L. Brockett Elementary School in the Aubrey
  Independent School District has been designated a 2015 Texas School
  of Character by Character.org; and
         WHEREAS, Each year, Character.org and its state affiliates
  recognize schools and districts that have implemented
  character-building initiatives that positively influence student
  behavior, academic achievement, and the overall campus
  environment; the criteria for the honor are based on
  Character.org's 11 Principles of Effective Character Education and
  include fostering a culture of kindness, promoting shared
  leadership, and engaging families and communities as partners in
  these efforts; and
         WHEREAS, Through a number of programs, Brockett Elementary
  has urged pupils to motivate and support one another in their
  learning efforts at and across all grade levels; fifth-grade
  students regularly serve as reading mentors for kindergartners, who
  in turn write encouraging notes to older students as they take the
  STAAR exams; service projects, including a canned food drive, are
  held to inspire public spiritedness, and an elected student council
  takes the lead in coordinating these activities; students are also
  taught to stand up against bullying, and they are joined in this
  endeavor by participants in the Watch D.O.G.S. program, where
  fathers are invited to the campus for a day to help ensure school
  safety; and
         WHEREAS, Character education plays an integral part in the
  development of children into the responsible citizens and ethical
  leaders of tomorrow, and Brockett Elementary School has established
  itself as a model for success in this vital endeavor; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 84th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate H. L. Brockett Elementary School on
  its designation as a 2015 Texas School of Character by
  Character.org and extend to its students, faculty, and staff
  sincere best wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the school as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.