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West Elementary School

Character Education


 This year we will be working with the Six Pillars of Good Character. 
along with other values we believe all West School students should embrace. West School students understand how important it is to be an UPSTANDER and not a BYSTANDER and that MANNERS MATTER and KINDNESS COUNTS.  


• Be honest
• Don’t deceive, cheat or steal
• Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do
• Have the courage to do the right thing
• Build a good reputation
• Be loyal — stand by your family, friends and country



• Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule
• Be tolerant of differences
• Use good manners, not bad language
• Be considerate of the feelings of others
• Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone
• Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements 



• Do what you are supposed to do
• Persevere: keep on trying!
• Always do your best
• Use self-control
• Be self-disciplined
• Think before you act — consider the consequences
• Be accountable for your choices


• Play by the rules
• Take turns and share
• Be open-minded; listen to others
• Don’t take advantage of others
• Don’t blame others carelessly


• Be kind
• Be compassionate and show you care
• Express gratitude
• Forgive others
• Help people in need


• Do your share to make your school and community better
• Cooperate
• Get involved in community affairs
• Stay informed; vote
• Be a good neighbor
• Obey laws and rules
• Respect authority
• Protect the environment

Self Discipline

  •  Managing your feelings
  • Keeping your behavior in check
  • Manage oneself for improvement


  •  To see a task through to completion
  • Continued efforts to do or achieve something despite failures, opposition or difficulties along the way
  •   To show mental or moral strength.


  •  Do a good deed for others
  • Helping without asking
  • Having or showing a gentle nature to help others
  • Wanting and liking to bring happiness to others