• Allen ISD's Character Education Program: Be the ONE


    Be the ONE is an initiative to link Allen ISD schools in their efforts towards service learning and character education. The goal of Be the ONE  is to create positive gains in the value structure of the students, faculty, parents, and community. This is done through allowing each campus to determine what needs their student population exhibits in the areas that Be the ONE names. Each school will provide a program that is tailored to that campus and successfully fulfills the identified needs. Be the ONE is a common thread between the schools that will demonstrate to the community that Allen schools are working toward a common goal in the areas of service learning and character development. 


    Activities that qualify as Be the ONE fall under the topics of service learning and character education.  These activities are meant to provide direct student experience while being incorporated and aligned with what is already taking place during the school day.  The activities that each campus implements promotes a connection between youth and their community, good citizenship habits, enhance self-esteem, building positive relationships, enrich academic performance.


    At the start of each month, a new character trait is introduced to students, staff, and parents. Campus counselors incorporate these character traits utilizing various means - guidance lessons, parent newsletters, campus announcements, and campus-wide activities. 


    Month                       Character Trait 

    September               Respect

    October                    Self-Discipline

    November                Citizenship

    December                Empathy

    January                     Determination

    February                   Friendship

    March                        Trustworthiness

    April                           Positive Attitude 

    May                            Responsibility 


    Be the ONE shirts are available for purchase. These shirts are to help support the Be the ONE initiative and are for students, staff, and families. Olson will wear their Be the ONE shirts on Thursdays.


    The shirts are available in two colors, either heather blue or heather red, which are a Bella+Canvas t-shirt material. (pictured below)


    Be the ONE RedBe the ONE blue


    The shirts are available for purchase until Monday, September 5, 2022.

    Shirts will be delivered to campus by Monday, October 3, 2022.


    To order, please select the link(s) below based on size(s) needed:


    Youth - Adult XL                    Adult 2 XL                     Adult 3 XL & 4 XL

    $13 + taxes and fees              $15 + taxes and fees                $16.50 + taxes and fees


    Profits benefit the Allen ISD Counseling Program.