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West Elementary School

Character Education

 

 This year we will be working with the Six Pillars of Good Character. http://charactercounts.org/sixpillars.html 
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.  

Trustworthiness

• 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

           

Respect

• 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 

           

Responsibility

• 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


Fairness

• 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


Caring

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


Citizenship

• 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
 

Courage/Perseverance

  •  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.

 Kindness

  •  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