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The Six Pillars of Character

Character Counts: These six core ethical values form the foundation of Character Counts! These Pillars will be taught school wide in the Jesup Community School District. 

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 

 

Respect

Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule * Be tolerant of differences *Use good manners, not bad language * Be considerate of the feeling of others * Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone * Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements

 

Responsibility

Do what you are suppose to do * 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 choices

 

Fairness

Play by the rules * take turns and share * Be open-minded; listen to others * Don't take advantage of others * Fix the problem not the blame

 

Caring

Be kind * Be compassionate and show you care * Express gratitude * Forgive others * Help people in need

 

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 

 

 

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