Character Traits Celebrated Monthly

  • August - Self-Discipline
    September - Respect
    October - Responsibility
    November - Polite
    December - Compassion/Kindness
    January - Hard-Working/Motivation
    February - Honesty
    March - Trustworthy
    April - Accountable
    May - Forgiving
    June - Dependable
    July - Integrity

Character Education Principles

  • A good character education program is based these 11 principles, according to the CharacterPlus organization:

    1. Promotes core ethical values and supportive performance values as the foundation of character
    2. Defines “character”comprehensively to include thinking, feeling, and behaviors
    3. Development of a comprehensive, intentional and proactive approach to character growth
    4. Creating a caring school community
    5. Providing students with opportunities for moral action
    6. Including a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum that respects all learners,developing their character and helps them to succeed
    7. Strives to foster students’ self motivation
    8. Engages the school staff as a moral community that shares the responsibility for character education and attempts to adhere to the same core values that guide the students
    9. Fosters shared moral leadership and long range support of the character education initiative
    10. Engages families and community members as partners in the character building effort
    11. Evaluates the character of the school,the school staff as character educators, and the extent to which students demonstrate good character