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Character Education

Character Education is a fundamental part of our NTCA program!

Every class, every day, in every grade level, starts the school day with a character trait lesson focusing on our district character trait of the week.  Without character, academic knowledge is of little benefit.  We know that instilling values and ethics in our students, coupled with our strong academic program, equips them for life long success.

Our character education program has 4 primary goals:  1)  to promote and model use of respectful language,  2)  to build relationships of acceptance and respect for diversity, 3)  to manage student behavior, and 4)  to encourage perseverance, consistency, and integrity in our attitudes and actions.

School Year 2019 / 2020 Weekly Character Traits 
 
Character Traits
 
March 30-April 3:
Honesty
I am honest because I want people to know that I am truthful and trustworthy. I admit my mistakes and I do not pretend to be something that I am not. I do not need to impress others by misleading them because I am good enough just like I am.
 
April 6-April 9:     
Forgiveness
Being forgiving is giving someone another chance after they have done something wrong. I know that everyone makes mistakes. Instead of taking revenge, I will make amends. I forgive myself when I make a mistake and I keep changing for the better. 
 
April 13-April 17: 
Perseverance
Sticking to something or staying committed to something no matter how long it takes or what obstacles try to stop me. I finish what I start. I do not quit. 
 
April 20-April 24: 
Humility
I am humble because I do not act as if I am more important than anyone else. I am happy to serve others and I think that other people's needs are important. I am not perfect, and I do not expect anyone else to be. I do not judge others and I learn from my mistakes. 
 
April 27-May 1:   
Understanding
I show compassion to other people. I forgive people for their mistakes because I have an understanding heart. 
 
May 4-May 8:      
Trustworthiness
People can count on me to do my best and to keep my word. I will do what I say, even if it becomes really hard. Others can be sure of me and I can be sure of myself. 
 
May 11-May 15:  
Loyalty
Staying true to someone. It is standing up for something I believe in. I am loyal because I stay committed to people or to things that I believe in, even when other people do not. 
 
May 18-May 21:  
Determination
I am determined by focusing my energy and efforts on a task and then sticking to it until it is finished. I do things even when they are not easy so that I can meet my goals.