This program helps students learn about the importance of positive character and supports their development in crucial values such as citizenship, responsibility and respect for self and for others. Several character traits are highlighted throughout the year and students who demonstrate the various traits in an outstanding way are recognized by their teachers and receive award certificates from the Administration. Teachers use a Character Education Curriculum that provides activities to reinforce the character traits for the school year and school-wide activities and celebrations, such as Respect Week, also support the learning process. This year we will be emphasizing one character trait per marking period as follows:

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    Character Traits

    First Marking Period: Respect
    Second Marking Period: Responsibility
    Third Marking Period: Positive Attitude
    Fourth Marking Period: Perseverance