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Character Counts! - Monthly Virtues
Glassboro School District is enthusiastically embracing a district-wide character development initiative and is working closely with a team of consultants from CITRS (Character-Integrity-Trust-Relationships-Success). Along with our continuing emphasis on academic growth, we will be paying special attention to increasing the character of our young people. It is the district’s firm belief that this will not only improve our schools but have a life-long benefit for each and every one of our students. Each month we will be discussing a character “virtue” that will be integrated into our teacher to student language, morning meeting, character-ed lessons, etc.
We will also be honoring a student from each classroom every month based on the monthly virtue. Students will receive a letter home, a certificate, a small token and have their name announced on a special announcement of our monthly Bulldog Buddy Winners!
September - Wisdom
Definition: Wisdom is seeing what is right, what is truthful, and knowing the right thing to do.
Phrase: "How can we make a wise choice?"
October - Integrity
Definition: We can show integrity by following the rules, being honest, and telling the truth.
Phrase: "When you wish upon a star, integrity shows who you are!"
November - Self Control
Definition: Self-control is the ability to control your feelings, emotions, or reactions.
Phrase: "Show self-control, don’t pop other people’s bubble."
December - Justice
Definition: Justice is treating other people fairly, as you would want to be treated yourself.
Visual: Balance Scale
Phrase: “Fair means everyone gets what they need.”
January - Fortitude
Definition: Fortitude is sticking with it and doing the right thing.
Phrase: “I think I can! I think I can!”
February - Positive Attitude
Definition: Positive Attitude is thinking and believing that everything will turn out well in all that you do.
Visual: Bulldog Mascot - Mugs
Phrase: Words to live by - “I’m going to have a good day.”; “I choose to be happy.”; “My brain is powerful.”; “My feelings matter.”
March - Humility
Definition: Humility is being confident without thinking you are better than someone else.
Visual: Rainbow Fish
Phrase: "Friendship is gained through humility and actions of the heart."
April - Respect
Definition: Respect is making an effort to understand how others think and feel, while treating them with kindness.
Visual: Magnifying Glass
Phrase: "Respect yourself, your friends, and your school."
May - Love
Definition: Being a true friend who unconditionally gives and wants the absolute best for someone.
Phrase: "Love yourself, your friends, and your school."
June - Charity
Definition: Charity is caring for and helping other people through acts of giving and service.
Visual: Heart with Hands
Phrase: "Show us how you can help your school and community."