During the month of January our sponsors for the Adopt-A-Grade/Staff program have been busy. 
Faith Baptist Church sponsors the High School and always has a special treat for the teacher and staff. Birthday cards were delivered to all teachers and staff who had a birthday in the Monday of January. They also delivered to all staff pocket calendars, pens and sticky candy.
 
The Farm Bureau delivered birthday cards w/$5.00 Johnson’s Bakery. The monthly drawing this month was a $25.00 gift certificate to Roy Deals. They also sent thank you notes to teachers and staff. 
1st Assembly of God and Pleasant Grove Baptist Church delivered birthday cards in the month of January. 
 
1st United Methodist Church of Perry partnered with Beall’s Outlet in Perry and provided Christmas for 24 children at the Pre-K. Each kid received a combination of shoes, clothing and toys. 

Character Education Now is proud to announce they are moving to a new office.  This will have an office space, meeting space and another room will be used as a room for all the video that we produce.

Our new Physical address is 800 W Ash Street, Perry, Florida 32347. Our new Mailing Address is P.O Box 224, Perry Florida 32348. This change goes in to effect as of January 1, 2019. 

At this time of year, we want to say Thank You to the churches and individuals that support our program on a monthly basis.  These sponsors are investing into our kids with the objectives to help develop character education in K-5 through 12th grade.

My name is Jason Naes and I am the Student Pastor at Perry 1st Assembly of God. I want to take a minute to tell you about the opportunities that they will listen to you!

 Please come join me one Tuesday and see for yourself the incredible opportunity Character Education has given me with our schools.  Every Tuesday I have had the privilege of spending my day with 9th and 10th graders at the High School as well as Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers at the Accelerated School.  I see roughly around 140 students every week! 

What I am able to do in these classes is to help teach what I call the intangibles in life.  Our teachers spend their time covering topics like Math, Science, and History, all very important, but they rarely get the opportunity to talk to our students about life, integrity, never giving up, hope, forgiveness.  

One of my favorite lessons is the one on Abraham Lincoln. Though we know him as one of the greatest Presidents of America, most don’t know that he failed in almost every business and election he had every participated in except for being President. But those failures are what gave him the tools to be so successful. These are areas that we are losing in our society and I (we) have the opportunity to spend some time teaching life lessons to our students. But I need your help, I like to think that I am a charismatic guy, but there are students that just won’t listen to me. But I m thankful for the opportunity we have been given in our schools.