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    CHARACTER COUNTS
     
    "Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking."  H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
     
     
    HH Character Education Program is designed to foster ethical, honest, caring, and responsible students.
     
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    Character Education Calendar

    Marietta City Schools

    2014-2015

     

    RESPONSIBILITY

    Care of one’s self and others; to carry out a duty or task carefully and thoroughly

               August 11

    *School pride/ Cleanliness

    Care of and satisfaction in your school’s environment; achievement and success.

               August 18

    *Punctuality

    Being on time; promptness.

               August 25

    Accountability

    Being responsible for your decisions and actions.

    S             Sept. 2

    *Cheerfulness

    Good humored; bright and pleasant.

          Sept. 8

    Honor

    A sense of what is right, just and true.

    RESPECT

    Regard for the worth of someone or something

            Sept.15

    *Self-respect

    Pride and belief in one’s self and in achievement of one’s potential.

    S       Sept. 23

    *Self-control and virtue

    Exercising control over one’s emotions and actions.  

             Sept.29

      Respect for authority

    Respectfulness of those individuals who are in positions of responsibility.

    Oc       October 6

      Respect for learning

    Appreciation for the importance of and the effort involved in acquiring knowledge.

    Oc       October          13

    *Respect for the environment

    Conservation and care of your surroundings.

    Oc       October          20

    Trustworthiness

    Worthy of confidence; reliable.

    O       October

            27

    *Respect for others

    Concern for and motivation to act for the welfare of others

    *CITIZENSHIP

    Respectful devotion to one’s country and/or school

                 Nov.
           5
      

    Democracy

    Individual, responsible participation in decision-making.

                Nov.

           10

    *Sportsmanship

    The ability to take winning and losing without gloating or complaining.

                   Nov.

            17

    *Patriotism

    Respectful devotion to one’s country.

               Dec.
           1
      

    Gratitude

    Feeling of thankful appreciation for benefits received.

                Dec. 
           8

    *Courtesy/Civility

    Polite and courteous behavior towards others in words and actions.

    *COMPASSION

    Concern or sympathy for others

             Dec 15  

    *Generosity/service

    Unselfish willingness to give and share your time and talents in your community.

                January 6

    *Kindness

    Gentleness, willingness to help, friendly and considerate.

    RESILIENCE

    Capacity to successfully manage high levels of change

    J           January           12

    Self-confidence

    Positive attitude about, and trust in one’s self, sense of security and self-assurance.   

    Ja         January           20

    *Creativity/flexibility

    Cleverness; imaginative and inventive; adaptability and versatility.

    J           January             26

    *Diligence

    Consistent attention to quality work; remaining focused on your goal.   

                 Feb. 2

    Initiative

    Proactive; thinking and taking action on your own.

             Feb.9

    Self-reliance

    Reliance on one’s own ability, efforts or judgments.

    *TOLERANCE

    Respect for individual differences, views and beliefs of other people

               Feb.  23

    Acceptance

    Recognition of the diversity of others, their opinions, practices and culture.

    M       March 2

    Forgiveness

    Benefit to yourself and others by ceasing to feel resentment toward others.

    M         March 9

    *Cooperation

    Working together for a common purpose.

    M        March 16

    *Fairness

    Equal treatment of behavior and viewpoints of others

    COMMITMENT

    Obligation or pledge to carry out some action or to support some policy or person

               March 23

    Dedication

    Sense of commitment and duty.

               March 30

    Motivation

    Desire to move toward a goal.

                April 13

    Determination

    Inner strength to pursue a goal or task; will power.

                April 20

    *Perseverance

    Working hard without giving up.

    ACCOMPLISHMENT

    Appreciation for attaining one’s goals

             April 27

    *Courage

    To meet challenge without giving in to fear.

                 May 4

    *Patience

    The power to wait calmly without complaining.

    INTEGRITY

    Steadfast adherence to a strict code of moral, ethical or artistic values; to

    consistently be truthful and fair

             May 11

    *Loyalty

    Faithful to a person, an organization or your country.

               May 18

    *Honesty

    Truthfulness and sincerity.

     

    Legend:

    *Indicates state-mandated character trait

     

     
     Character Quotations:

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Our own heart, and not other men's opinions, forms our true honor.

    Eleanor Roosevelt

    People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.

    Napoleon Hill

    Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.

    Christian Larson

    Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

    Solon

    Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.

    Robert Louis Stevenson

    Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.

    James Russell Lowell

    Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.

    Anonymous

    Reputation is the shell a man discards when he leaves life for immortality. His character he takes with him.

    Anonymous

    Reputation is what the world thinks a man is; character is what he really is.