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Character Counts

Caring
Be kind - Be compassionate and show you care - Express gratitude - Forgive others - Help people in need
 
Responsibility
Do what you are supposed to do - Plan ahead - Persevere: keep on trying! - Always do your best - Use self-control - Be self-disciplined - Think before you act - consider the consequences - Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes - Set a good example for others
 
Respect
Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule - Be tolerant and accepting 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
 
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
 
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 - Treat all people fairly
 
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 - Volunteer