CHARACTER COUNTS!


  • CHARACTER COUNTS!

    "Intelligence plus character– that is the true goal of education.” -MLK

     CHARACTER COUNTS! contains six pillars/traits designed for the purpose of positively impacting the behavior and academic success of each student by creating a caring learning environment that develops successful students and good citizens.
     
    Age-appropriate guidance lessons to cover these traits are taught by the counselor. 

    Six Pillars of Character

    Respect
    *Follow the Golden Rule!
    *Be tolerant of differences. 
    *Use manners.
    *No put downs.
    *Be considerate.
    *Don’t threaten, hurt /hit anyone.
    *Deal peaceful w/anger/insults.

    Trustworthiness
    *Be honest.
    *Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal. 
    *Be reliable.
    *Be loyal.
    *Build a good reputation.
    *Have the courage to do the right thing.

    Citizenship
    *Do your share to make your school better.
    *Cooperate.
    *Be a good neighbor.
    *Obey the laws and rules.
    *Respect authority.
    *Protect the environment.

    Responsibility
    *Do what you are supposed to do.
    *Persevere-keep trying! 
    *Use self-control.
    *Think before you act. 
    *Be accountable for your choices.
    *Consider consequences.

    Caring
    *Be kind.
    *Show you care.
    *Be compassionate.
    *Express gratitude.
    *Forgive others.
    *Help others in need.
    *Put others first.

    Fairness
    *Play by the rules.
    *Take turns.
    *Be open-minded.
    *Listen to others.
    *Don’t take advantage of others.
    *Don’t blame others carelessly.