Fort Bend ISD recognized at high school diversity conference
The Character Education Partnership recently named the Fort Bend Independent School District as a 2012 Promising Practice in Character Education national award winner.
The honor was bestowed at the 19th National Forum of the High School Diversity Conference held in November in Washington D.C., according to a district press release.
The conference is an intra-district event that provides students the opportunity for discovering ideas, recognizing the importance of shared leadership, and providing a forum for student-led discussions. The program is designed to open up diversity issues to increase awareness, improve communication and develop mutual understanding among student groups.
The conference is planned by students who form the district student advisory committee. They meet monthly to plan the program for the event. The group selects a theme for the conference in conjunction with district staff, community sponsors, school partners and volunteers.
A total of 500 students from all 11 FBISD high schools participated in the event, which included a motivational keynote speaker, three group breakout sessions and a closing ceremony.
As a result of their participation, the students develop a campus action plan to address diversity issues and promote positive character among students.
The Fort Bend Independent School District is at 16431 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land.
For more information, call 281-634-1000 or visit www.fortbendisd.com.
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