Citizenship: Helping to create a society based upon democratic values; e.g., rule of law, equality of opportunity, due process, reasoned argument, representative government, checks and balances, rights and responsibilities, and democratic decision-making.
Obeying classroom and school rules. Forming a representative government in
school; i.e., student government.
Cooperation: Working together toward goals as basis as human survival in an increasingly interdependent world.
Practicing cooperative learning activities in the classroom. Being a member of the team on the athletic field.
Fairness: Treating people impartially, not playing favorites, being open-minded, and maintaining an objective attitude toward those whose actions and ideas are different from our own.
Taking turns in a game/activity. Treating people the same, no matter
what their ethnicity, race, religion, gender, or physical condition may be.
Honesty: Dealing truthfully with people, being sincere, not deceiving them nor stealing from them, not cheating nor lying.
Doing one's own work when taking a test
or working on an individual assignment. Telling the truth although it may place
a person in a negative circumstance.
Standing up for your beliefs about what is right and what is wrong and resisting
social pressure to do wrong.
Expressing one's conviction in a group of peers
although it may not be popular with the majority. Not joining fellow students
who are abusing drugs when "everyone" is doing it.
Being sympathetic, helpful, compassionate, benevolent, agreeable, and gentle toward people and other living things.
Particpating in a class project to help lost or stray pets. Helping a fellow student who has been injured.
Pursuit of Excellence:
Doing your best with the talents you have, striving toward a goal, and not giving up.
Putting forth ones's best effort when taking an exam or doing homework.
Trying one's hardest when participating sports.
Respect: Showing regard for the worth and dignity of someone or something, being courteous and polite, and judging all people on their merits. It takes three major forms: respect for oneself, respect for other people, and respect for all forms of life and the environment.
Practicing acceptable manners in the school cafeteria.
Not damaging or defacing property (graffiti) belongs to someone else.
Responsibility: Thinking before you act and being accountable for your actions, paying attention to others, and responding to their needs. Responsibility emphasizes our positive obligations to care for each other.
Fulfilling one’s part of an assignment in a group project.
Performing a community service project.