Did You Know? Character Rocks

Grammar students end their school year with not just any old rock in their pocket but a rock with an inscription affirming a valuable character trait exclusive to them. Parents receive a unique insight into
their growing and developing child as they see each teacher focus on a strong characteristic in their child’s life.
In 1992, Regents first school year, the idea of Character Rocks (first called Stones of Remembrance) emerged. The inspiration came to a founding family and the idea became part of a chapel service based on the scripture Joshua 4:1-9 and 20-22. At that chapel, each student and teacher presented stones with their names written on them calling them “Stones of Remembrance,” remembrance of God’s grace and power in the formation of Regents.
At the end of the second school year, while still at Park Hills Baptist Church, teachers continued using a stone, a symbol of our founding as a school and the pioneers that came before us. They added to the practice of writing one outstanding characteristic trait for each student, thus recognizing God’s grace, love and power in our lives. Soon it became a loved event shared by teachers, students and parents. A time-honored tradition was formed.
Today, this strong tradition continues to be something that everyone looks forward to. Whether adding one more lovingly crafted Character Rock to the collection of many, or a Kindergarten student receiving one for the very first time, Grammar students end their school year with not just any old rock in their pocket but a rock with an inscription affirming a valuable character trait exclusive to them. Parents receive a unique insight into
their growing and developing child as they see each teacher focus on a strong characteristic in their child’s life.
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