Character Education





    September - Respect - to hold in esteem or honor

    October - Kindness - the state or quality of being kind

    November - Gratitude - the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful

    December - Generosity - readiness or liberality in giving

    January - Creativity - the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination: the need for creativity in modern industry; creativity in the performing arts.

    February - Patriotism - devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty.

    March - Cheerfulness - promoting or inducing cheer; pleasant; bright


    April - Honesty-  the quality or fact of being honest; uprightness and fairness

    May - Sportsmanship - sportsman like conduct, as fairness, courtesy, being a cheerful loser, etc.

    June - Accountability - the state of being accountable, liable, or answerable


    Each month, School 81 features a new Character Education Word of the Month. We ask that the students, teachers, and families become familiar with the word each month. At School 81, we believe that children will be more successful if they take ownership in their character and integrity. Discuss the following Character Traits with your child:

    * Your character is defined by what you do, not what you say or believe.

    *Every choice you make helps define the kind of person you are choosing to be.

    *Good character requires doing the right thing, even when it is costly or risky.

    *You don't have to take the worst behavior of others as a standard for yourself. You can choose to be better than that.

    *What you do matters, and one person can make a big difference.

    *The payoff for having good character is that it makes you a better person and it makes the world a better place.