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When you think of the word character, several different images might be conjured. Here in the Canandaigua City School District, a person of high character is said to exhibit certain traits. These traits are listed above are displayed throughout the Middle School to remind our students what it takes to be a


The "Be a BRAVE" program allows staff and community members to recognize students who are "caught" showing one or more of the traits for good character. Each time a student is nominated, his/her name is posted in the hallway under the title BRAVE. In addition, a copy of that posting is mailed home along with a letter recognizing the act as something that helps make our school and community a better place to be. All students caught being a BRAVE will also be given a bumper sticker to let everyone know in and around town that they are a BRAVE! Also that student’s school photo will be placed on our Middle School web page.

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