• Character Traits

    Monthly Focus

    August – Determination
    September – Responsibility
    October – Respectfulness
    November – Generosity
    December – Service
    January – Optimism
    February – Kindness
    March – Cooperation
    April – Honesty/Integrity
    May – Perseverance 

    Character Trait Definitions

    Working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit; the willingness to help by doing what is wanted or asked for to achieve a goal. 

    Coming to a decision or setting a purpose to achieve a goal or desired outcome and not allowing obstacles to stop you or disrupt your plan.  

    Having a readiness for giving or doing more than is usual or expected; being free from meanness or smallness of mind or character.

    Being truthful, sincere, and fair in word and conduct; acting in a manner that is not deceiving.

    Having the inner strength to be truthful, trustworthy, and honest in all things; acting justly and honorably. 

    Being considerate, helpful, friendly, forgiving, and understanding of others; showing gratitude, compassion, friendship, benevolence, and generosity; and treating others as you would like to be treated.

    Possessing an inclination or a feeling of hopefulness about the future or about the success of something in particular; expecting the most favorable outcome or conditions.

    Continuing efforts to do or achieve a purpose, objective, or course of action despite difficulties, failure, obstacles, opposition, or discouragement; exhibiting patience and having the fortitude to try again when confronted with delays, mistakes, or failures.

    Choosing to do what you are supposed to do; planning and being diligent; being accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes; and knowing and doing what is expected. 

    Showing high regard, politeness, and deference for positions of authority, for the inherent rights of others, for self, for property, and for country; understanding that all people have value as human beings, regardless of their ideas, race, gender, and creed. 

    Doing work that helps or benefits others; giving aid and assistance to organizations to help them accomplish their missions or goals.

    Schools will nominate one representative each month.  A district committee will review and select up to three representatives for recognition by the Board of Education during regularly scheduled meetings.  Board recognition will be one month later than monthly focus, e.g., in January, students will be nominated and recognized for the trait of “service.”