• The Six Pillars of Character


    Trustworthiness

    *Be honest

    * Don't deceive, cheat or steal

    * Be reliable - do what you say you'll do

    * Have the courage to do the right thing

    * Build a good reputation

    * Be loyal - stand by your family, friends, and country


    Respect

    *Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule

    * Be tolerant of differences

    * Use good manners, not bad language

    * Be considerate of the feelings of others

    * Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone

    * Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements


    Responsibility

    *Do what you are supposed to do

    * Persevere: keep on trying!

    * Always do your best

    * Use self-control

    * Be self-disciplined

    * Think before you act - consider the consequences

    * Be accountable for your choices


    Fairness

    *Play by the rules

    * Take turns and share

    * Be open-minded; listen to others

    * Don't take advantage of others

    * Don't blame others carelessly


    Caring

    *Be kind

    * Be compassionate and show you care

    * Express gratitude

    * Forgive others

    * Help people in need


    Citizenship

    *Do your share to make your school and community better

    * Cooperate

    * Stay informed; vote

    * Be a good neighbor

    * Obey laws and rules

    * Respect authority

    * Protect the environment