"Character is the real foundation of all worthwhile success." -John Hays Hammond

    •      How can you (the parent) get involved?   You can help instill these traits in your student by speaking of and modeling the traits at home. Start pointing out when you see your student exhibiting one of these traits. They will be so excited that you noticed that they will want to keep up the good behavior!


      The 6 Pillars of Characterpillars

         Below you can find more information on each Pillar of Character

      TRUSTWORTHINESS- Think "true blue" * 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 and accepting 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 * Plan ahead * Be diligent * Persevere * Do your best * Use self-control * Be self-disciplined * Think before you act * Be accounntable for your words, actions, and attitudes * Set good examples for others

      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 * Treat all people fairly

      CARING- Be kind * Be compassionate and show you care * Express gratitude * Forgive others * Help people in need * Be charitable and altruistic

      CITIZENSHIP- Do your share to make your school and community better * Cooperate * Get involved in community affairs * Stay informed and vote * Be a good neighbor * Observe the laws and rules * Respect authority * Protect the environment * Volunteer