Respectful, Responsible & Safe
Character Education Program
Throughout history, character education has been the shared responsibility of parents, teachers and members of the community, who come together to support positive character development.
Character education teaches the habits of thought and deed that help people live and work together as families, friends, neighbors, communities and nations.
Character education is a learning process that enables students and adults in a school community to understand, care about and act on core ethical values such as respect, justice, civic virtue and citizenship, and responsibility for self and others. Upon such core values, we form the attitudes and actions that are the hallmark of safe, healthy and informed communities that serve as the foundation of our society. (U.S. Department of Education)
Here’s how the program works:
· At the beginning of each month, the trait and definition will be presented on morning announcements.
· A newsletter will be sent out early each month with a focus on the given trait (its definition, what it looks like in school and at home, books that teach the trait, etc.
· Mrs. Wetzler will read a book that reinforces the trait to students during a lunch perid.
· Teachers will nominate a child in their class that best exemplifies that trait for the month.
· We will have a short ceremony on announcements to present certificates.
· A bulletin board outside of the main office is maintained with a picture of each child and why they were chosen.Monthly character trait focus:September - RespectOctober - ResponsibilityNovember - CitizenshipDecember - KindnessJanuary - ToleranceFebruary - IntegrityMarch - PerseveranceApril - CourageMay - Self ControlJune - Honesty