Celebrating Integrity: The Middle School Honor Code Ceremony at CDS
Honesty, integrity, and respect – these values form the bedrock of any thriving educational community. At Carrollwood Day School, we take these values seriously and make it a point to instill them in our students from a young age. One of the most significant events where we reinforce these principles is the Middle School Honor Code Ceremony.
This year's ceremony was a poignant reminder of our commitment to these core values. As each middle school student signed their name in a special book, they were not merely putting pen to paper; they were affirming their dedication to upholding the principles of honesty, integrity, and respect in all aspects of school life.
The Honor Code pledge, recited by each student, encapsulates the essence of our commitment to education with character: "As a member of the CDS community, I acknowledge and affirm my duty to act with honesty, integrity, and respect in all aspects of school life, and I expect others to do the same. I believe in education with character."
The ceremony was introduced by our Head of Middle School, Chuck Maddox, who emphasized the importance of these values in shaping not just responsible students but also responsible citizens.
To add a special touch to the event, the CDS Middle School was honored to have Shayne Stokes as our guest speaker. Mr. Stokes is not only a parent to both middle and upper school students but also a member of our Board of Trustees. His words were a source of inspiration, reinforcing the idea that these values extend far beyond the school walls and into our everyday lives.
In a world that is ever-changing, the Middle School Honor Code Ceremony at CDS serves as a timeless reminder of the enduring importance of integrity and respect. It is a moment where our students, staff, and parents come together to celebrate these core values that will guide us throughout our educational journey and beyond.
Thank you to Mr. Maddox, Mr. DeHate, and Mrs. Frankel for instilling and carrying on this tradition and to Ms. Rubinstein and Mr. Stokes for their support. For more photos of the events, click here. This is a password-protected site.