September

RESPECT- Showing regard for the worth and dignity of someone or something, being courteous and polite, and judging all people on their merits. Respect takes three major forms: respect for oneself, respect for other people, and respect for all forms of life and the environment.

October

RESPONSIBILITY: Thinking before you act and being accountable for your actions, paying attention to others, and responding to their needs. Responsibility emphasizes our positive obligations to care for each other.

November

CITIZENSHIP: Helping create a society based upon democratic values including rules of law, equality of opportunity, due process, reasoned argument, representative government, checks and balances, rights and responsibilities and democratic decision-making.

December

FAIRNESS: Treating people impartially not playing favorites, being open-minded, and maintaining an objective attitude towards those whose actions and ideas are different from our own.

January

PURSUIT of EXCELLENCE Doing your best with the talents you have, striving toward a goal and not giving up.

February

KINDNESS: Being sympathetic, helpful, compassionate, benevolent, agreeable and gentle toward people and other living things.

March

COOPERATION: Working together toward goals as basic as human survival in an increasingly interdependent world.

April

HONESTY: Dealing truthfully with people, being sincere, not deceiving them or stealing from them, not cheating or lying.

May

INTEGRITY: Standing up for your beliefs about what is right and what is wrong and resisting social pressure to do wrong.