February is known as the "Love Month" as we all head to the store and buy candies, flowers and cards for Valentine’s Day. This is the time that I talked to the students about love and devotion. Our students need to understand the sacred ceremony of marriage. By using the story of George and Martha Washington we discussed what it takes to have a long lasting, healthy and happy marriage. For example, we must not look to others to find happiness; seek to give more than you seek to get; and have open communication and trust.

 
 We also discussed what love really means and what Love isn't. Love isn’t jealous, Love is not selfish in our desires - true love waits! We must learn self-control and remembering that sex is meant between a husband and wife.
 
  The sex talk is never a comfortable talk, but when we have middle schoolers who are getting pregnant and young men who are getting girls pregnant and walking away from any responsibility, then we must allow ourselves to endure some uncomfortableness to help our students have a better path in life. 
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.