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Character Counts Program

Grand Prairie Elementary School has been working hard all year to initiate the Character Counts program. The program highlights six “pillars” of good character including respect, citizenship, responsibility, trustworthiness, farness, and sharing. Character education activities take place in each classroom and at every grade level.

Each month, the P.E. Staff will be going over the definition of the pillar of the month and facilitates students’ participation in various activities related to that pillar. Classroom teachers have been provided with additional resources to further support the program.

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 suppose to do
  • Persevere: keep on trying!
  • Always to 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
  • Get involved in community affairs
  • Stay informed; vote
  • Be a good neighbor
  • Obey laws and rules
  • Respect authority
  • Protect the environment

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