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Character Education

Word of the Month

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Enterprising is our character education word for October. This means marked by an independent energetic spirit and by a readiness to act, having or showing initiative and resourcefulness. 

Character education teaches the habits of thought and deed that help people live and work together as families, friends, communities, neighbors, and nations. 

Enterprising is our character education word for October. This means marked by an independent energetic spirit and by a readiness to act, having or showing initiative and resourcefulness. 

Character Education is Our Shared Responsibility 

Character education is a learning process that enables students and adults in a school community to understand, care about and act on core ethical values such as respect, justice, civic virtue and citizenship, and responsibility for self and others. Upon such core values, we form the attitudes and actions that are the hallmark of safe, healthy, and informed communities that serve as the foundation of our society.

Looking Ahead: Character Ed Words Throughout the Year

From August 2024 through July 2027, we will introduce a new set of character education words (below). These words have been carefully chosen to reflect the values and traits we aim to instill in our students. 

2024-2027 Character Education Words:

August: Mindful (Consciente)

  • English: Fostering an awareness of one's thoughts, feelings, and surroundings without judgment.
  • Spanish: Que tiene conocimiento de sus propios pensamientos, emociones y entorno de manera intencionada y sin juicio.

September: Respectful (Respetuoso)

  • English: Valuing and showing consideration for the feelings, rights, and traditions of others.
  • Spanish: Valorando y mostrando consideración por los sentimientos, derechos y tradiciones de los demás.

October: Empathetic (Empático)

  • English: Cultivating the ability to understand and share the feelings and perspectives of others.
  • Spanish: Cultivando la habilidad de comprender y compartir los sentimientos y perspectivas de otros.

November: Kind (Amable)

  • English: Showing compassion, friendliness, and consideration towards others.
  • Spanish: Mostrando compasión, amabilidad y consideración hacia los demás.

December: Altruistic (Altruista)

  • English: Demonstrating a selfless concern for the well-being of others.
  • Spanish: Demostrando preocupación desinteresada por el bienestar de los demás.

January: Generous (Generoso)

  • English: Demonstrating a willingness to give and share freely with others without expecting a reward.
  • Spanish: Demostrando una disposición para dar y compartir libremente con los demás sin esperar una recompensa.

February: Persistent (Persistente)

  • English: Demonstrating determination and continued effort to achieve goals despite challenges.
  • Spanish: Demostrando determinación y esfuerzo continuo para alcanzar metas a pesar de los desafíos.

March: Collaborative (Colaborativo)

  • English: Promoting working together effectively to achieve common goals.
  • Spanish: Promoviendo el trabajo conjunto efectivo para alcanzar objetivos comunes.

April: Innovative (Innovador)

  • English: Promoting inventive and original thinking to solve problems and improve situations.
  • Spanish: Promoviendo el pensamiento inventivo y original para resolver problemas y mejorar situaciones.

May: Civil (Cívico)

  • English: Encouraging respectful and polite behavior that contributes to the well-being of the community.
  • Spanish: Fomentando un comportamiento respetuoso y cortés que contribuye al bienestar de la comunidad.

June: Fair (Justo)

  • English: Ensuring equal treatment, opportunities, and justice for all individuals.
  • Spanish: Asegurando un trato igualitario, oportunidades y justicia para todas las personas.

July: Capable (Capaz)

  • English: Fostering a belief in one's abilities and potential to achieve success.
  • Spanish: Fomentando la creencia en las propias capacidades y potencial para alcanzar el éxito.

We are excited to embark on this journey of character development with our students, staff, and community. Let's work together to build a brighter future through these values.