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CHARACTER COUNTS

September:

Responsibility: A person who is responsible meets the demands of duty, is accountable for the consequences of his or her choices, pursues excellence and exercises self-control.

 

October:

Respect: A respectful person lives by the Golden Rule, accepts others who are different, lives and resolves conflicts peacefully, and shows courtesy to all.

 

November:

Citizenship:  A good citizen does his/her share, contributes to the community, obeys rules and laws,respects authority, and cooperates with others.  Citizenship is being a person who is involved in trying to make the classroom, the playground, the athletic competition, their community, and the world a better place.

 

December:

Honesty:  An honest person is a person of integrity.  He/She is truthful and sincere in all environments and situations.

 

January:

Caring:  A caring person shows a deep concern for others and is charitable.  A caring person is compassionate, kind, loving, and considerate.

 

February:

Trustworthiness: A person who is trustworthy lives with integrity and is honest, reliable, and loyal.

 

March:

Perseverance:  A person who perseveres gets things done, has goals that matters to him/her, and stays focused on them.  He/she never gives up no matter how hard it gets.

 

April:

Fairness:  A fair person treats others equally, takes turns, plays by the rules, and is open-minded.

 

May:

Wisdom and Humility: Wisdom is the master virtue, the one that steers the others. Wisdom tells us how to put the virtues into practice; it tells us when and how to act.

Humility is the virtue of striving for virtue.  Humility allows us to see ourselves, flaws and all, and to grow in character as we make positive changes.

 

Leadership quotes or stories:

*We teach our students how to behave by what we allow, what we stop, what we ignore, and what we reinforce.

 

*Coach John Wooden was 94 when I was sitting next to him during an interview stage after both of us had spoken in Fresno. The question to us was, "how much have kids changed in all your years of coaching?" I wasn't even thinking about an answer, but just wanted to hear what he was going to say..."kids have changed very little in my years, they are all born good, but society and family discipline have changed dramatically. More than any time in my life, we need more adults of character walking along side our kids teaching the values needed to succed."

 

*If you want a guy and don't get him, he can only beat you once a year...On the other hand, if you get the wrong guy on your team, he'll beat you every day." - Bo Schembechler

 

*Integrity doesn't come in degrees: low, medium, or high. You either have integrity or you don't. - Tony Dungy

 

*"A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd." - Max Lucado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ELC students recognized

for "Citizenship"

 

Will Martin

 

Hogan Kriech

 

 






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