Hammond Eastside Magnet students are being taught positive character traits through its program, “At Hammond Eastside, I show integrity, confidence and curiosity in learning. Change begins with me.”

Teachers and students focus on a different attribute from the Learner Profile each week.

The attribute for Aug. 10-14 was caring. Students and teachers recognized with a shout-out for displaying caring were Annaleigh Rowle, first grade; Khalil Espadron and Guy Rocker, second grade; Fred Grant, third grade; and fourth-grade teachers Latasha Duplessis and LaQuinta Barnes. “P rincipled” was the attribute for the week of Aug. 17-21 and “communicator” for Aug. 24-28.

At the end of the week, teachers give a “shout-out” to students and colleagues who have demonstrated excellence with the attribute.