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.
Character Education Calendar
Marietta City Schools
Care of one’s self and others; to carry out a duty or task carefully and thoroughly
*School pride/ Cleanliness
Care of and satisfaction in your school’s environment; achievement and success.
Being on time; promptness.
Being responsible for your decisions and actions.
S Sept. 2
Good humored; bright and pleasant.
A sense of what is right, just and true.
Regard for the worth of someone or something
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.
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
Worthy of confidence; reliable.
*Respect for others
Concern for and motivation to act for the welfare of others
Respectful devotion to one’s country and/or school
Individual, responsible participation in decision-making.
The ability to take winning and losing without gloating or complaining.
Respectful devotion to one’s country.
Feeling of thankful appreciation for benefits received.
Polite and courteous behavior towards others in words and actions.
Concern or sympathy for others
Unselfish willingness to give and share your time and talents in your community.
Gentleness, willingness to help, friendly and considerate.
Capacity to successfully manage high levels of change
J January 12
Positive attitude about, and trust in one’s self, sense of security and self-assurance.
Ja January 20
Cleverness; imaginative and inventive; adaptability and versatility.
J January 26
Consistent attention to quality work; remaining focused on your goal.
Proactive; thinking and taking action on your own.
Reliance on one’s own ability, efforts or judgments.
Respect for individual differences, views and beliefs of other people
Recognition of the diversity of others, their opinions, practices and culture.
M March 2
Benefit to yourself and others by ceasing to feel resentment toward others.
M March 9
Working together for a common purpose.
M March 16
Equal treatment of behavior and viewpoints of others
Obligation or pledge to carry out some action or to support some policy or person
Sense of commitment and duty.
Desire to move toward a goal.
Inner strength to pursue a goal or task; will power.
Working hard without giving up.
Appreciation for attaining one’s goals
To meet challenge without giving in to fear.
The power to wait calmly without complaining.
Steadfast adherence to a strict code of moral, ethical or artistic values; to
consistently be truthful and fair
Faithful to a person, an organization or your country.
Truthfulness and sincerity.
*Indicates state-mandated character traitCharacter Quotations:
Samuel Taylor ColeridgeOur own heart, and not other men's opinions, forms our true honor.
Eleanor RooseveltPeople grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Napoleon HillPersistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Christian LarsonPromise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
SolonPut more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
Robert Louis StevensonQuiet 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 LowellReputation 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.
AnonymousReputation is the shell a man discards when he leaves life for immortality. His character he takes with him.
AnonymousReputation is what the world thinks a man is; character is what he really is.