A Character Counts Rally was held on March 3 at Salt River Elementary School (SRES) with the help of the Colorado Rockies staff and mascot, “Dinger.”
The rally, which took place out on the school’s basketball court, was intended to reinforce the importance of making good character choices in Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship. These are the six pillars of the Character Counts program, which the school teaches all year long.
Dinger, with the help of Rockies Community Affairs Assistant Director Dallas Davis, talked about how students can become good citizens in their community. Davis advised students to always be honest, never cheat or steal, and always be reliable. He and Dinger stressed how it is very important for youth to build a good reputation, be loyal and always stand by your family, friends and community, which relates to developing trustworthiness.
The team and school staff continued to describe good character choices. In addition to trustworthiness, the group focused on February’s pillar, which was citizenship.
The rally was originally going to be followed by the annual Springtime Fun Run, but because of the rain the day before, the school’s fields were flooded and this part of the event could not take place.