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WPES designated a 2017 National School of Character!

West Patent Elementary School has received a designation of National School of Character!  We are very proud to represent the Bedford community in the nation as a school of character. We are only one of 83 schools thus honored in the entire country.


We would like to thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement in promoting desirable traits in your children and our students.  Special thanks go out to our staff who tirelessly work on reinforcing these traits throughout the school days and to the special efforts of the Climate Action Committee under the leadership of Mrs. Margaret Rose Goodman.


Next October, West Patent Elementary School will be recognized formally at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.  In addition, we will be presenting best practices in character education at the National Forum for Character Education.  On May 23rd, there will be a live announcement of all National Schools and Districts of Character from the Dirksen Senate Building in Washington, DC, sponsored by Senator James Lankford (R-OK.)  You can also get more information about this award by going to