Tony Goetz is a school of character and participates in the city-wide program, Character First. As part of this program, a different character trait is taught each month. Students are then chosen by their teacher to be recognized at our monthly "Eye of the Tiger" assembly for being good examples of the trait.
Tony Goetz offers students the opportunity to be Character leaders in their school by being a part of the Character Club. The Character Cub is made up of students from 4th through 6th grade who have been recommended for participation by their teacher and have gone through the application process. The Character Club leads a variety of activities and events throughout the school year which includes monthly Character skits, Red Ribbon Week activities, and a Spring "clean up the park" service project.
One sixth grade boy and girl are chosen as the Tony Goetz students of Character and honored at the Spring Character Banquet each year.
Selected Character members are asked to participate in summer Character Camp at Camp Tulakogee each summer. These students spend two days learning about leadership, while enjoying such activities as swimming, a ropes course, and a Character-themed talent show.