“Character education is not a single course, a quick-fix program, or a slogan posted on the wall; it is an integral part of school life. The school must become a community of virtue in which responsibility, hard work, honesty, and kindness are modeled, taught, expected, celebrated, and continually practiced. We strongly affirm parents as the primary moral educators of their children and believe schools should build a partnership with the home.”
-A Character Education Manifesto, Boston University Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character
These character traits are:
|Building a sense of community and belonging at school||August, September, October|
|Respect and tolerance for others||November, December|
|Honesty and integrity||January, February|
|Kindness, compassion and caring||May, June|
Throughout the year we will promote social responsibility and commitment to community service, especially in the middle school.