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Character Education

School Programs & Practices that Promote a Positive Learning Environment

Our school has developed a schoolwide discipline plan in accordance with school district policies and state law. This plan emphasizes student safety and stresses the essential concepts of honesty, human dignity, and mutual respect. It also consistently imposes immediate, fair, and logical consequences in cases of student infractions. Included in this plan is the use of suspension as a severe disciplinary action for specific behaviors cited in the California Education Code.

CHARACTER COUNTS! is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian coalition of schools, communities and nonprofit organizations working to advance character education by teaching the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

The Character Counts! program is the basis for student behavior. Students are recognized for demonstrating good values and citizenship. Students who excel academically are recognized each trimester in schoolwide assemblies.

In addition to providing our students with a safe and orderly environment, we also place a strong emphasis on the recognition of positive student achievement through special school assemblies, awards, individual recognition, and successful participation in school district and countywide academic competition.

Character Counts!


Beginning in 2011-2012 school year, we focus on a specific trait and work with the students to define and practice the character traits outlined below.Monthly Citizenship Awards will be given honoring those students who exemplify the character trait focus for that month.







Responsibility is doing what you are supposed to do. Responsible people think ahead, set reasonable goals, control their tempers, and always do their best. They don’t give up easily, especially when others are counting on them. Responsible people are accountable for the consequences of their choices; they don’t blame others for their mistakes.  Respect is showing others that they are valued for who they are, for their character, not what they look like or what they have. It means treating others the way you want to be treated, never insulting or making fun of others who are different in looks, ability, race, or religion. A respectful person is polite, does not use bad language, and never hits or uses violence.




As part of our Character program we will be focusing on the word Caring. Caring is being kind, helpful and generous to everyone. Caring people are not selfish; they are considerate because they always think their conduct affects others. They have compassion and empathy because they care how others feel and they are charitable and forgiving. They do good deeds without expectation of reward

 Cooperation is being able to work with others to accomplish a task or to play a game.






Gratitude is appreciating what you have, like a school to go to every day. You can be thankful for people in your life, like family, friends and teachers! You can show how thankful you are with your words, or by sharing with others. Gratitude is being able to say "thank you" our loud when someone is kind to you.

Service is the performance of selfless acts, taking action for the good of another, the school, the community, the nation or the world. By volunteering and sharing resources, skills, talent and time, you demonstrate the attribute of service. Do you have a special talent or resource that you can use to serve your school or community?




Goal Setting is identifying desired outcomes and planning a line of action to achieve them.

 Perseverance is the quality of refusing to give up. When something is challenging, you can persevere and accomplish difficult tasks. Remember, that when something is easy, anyone can do it. But with hard work, determination and perseverance you can reach the highest of goals! 






Integrity is being honest, fair, keeping promises and being loyal so people can trust you. People with integrity don’t lie, cheat, or steal. They have integrity and the moral courage to do the right thing and stand up for their beliefs even when it is hard to do so. Honesty is a willingness to say openly what is known to be true.


Managing your behavior in a positive way. 


PATIENCE Patience is willing to wait and endure without complaint.







 Moral Courage is standing up for what you believe in, despite what others say. Demonstrating moral courage takes just that courage! When you see something happening that you know is wrong, moral courage is stepping beyond your comfort zone to solve the problem.

Self esteem is having and demonstrating a positive belief in yourself.


Walk the Wildcat Way!

When you are caught being ready, respectful, or responsible, you can earn a Wildcat Way Gold Slip. Hang on to these!

There will be drawings during morning announcements each Friday. Bring your slips (anytime) to Main Office and place in the assigned area.

Each week, staff will stop by to pick 6 lucky winner's.

*Good Luck!*

Be Safe!

Be Respectful!

Be Responsible!

Walk the Wildcat Way!

Lessons in Character

Lessons in Character by Young Peoples Press is designed to promote elementary and middle school students' knowledge about core character education values and, through that knowledge, shape children's positive behaviors and support academic success. Lessons in Character is a developmentally appropriate program that teaches K-5 students the principles, process, and practice of six important character traits—trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.  Each trait includes four lessons to help children establish a deep appreciation for these good characteristics. The program incorporates activities for reading, reflecting, and writing about building these honorable traits. 

Sikiyou County Domestice Violence

Offers developmentally appropriate classes to children grades K-8 on a variety of topics all designed to promote self esteem and citizenship.

Children’s books that build character

Looking for a book for teens that emphasizes trustworthiness? This list can help. Use the menus below to search by age or by the Six Pillars of Character. And don't forget to visit our online catalog for books available directly through CHARACTER COUNTS!.

Accelerated Reader points and levels

More book lists

Operation Respect

Operation Respect is also pleased to offer the music from Peter Yarrow's songbooks, Favorite Folk Songs, Sleepytime Songs, Let's Sing Together, Day is Done and Puff the Magic Dragon free of charge to to all who will use it for educational purposes: teachers; librarians; school counselors; administrators; summer camp staff; therapists for special needs children; child psychologists; law enforcement personal helping children get through difficult time, etc.

Don't Laugh At Me curricula page

Don't Laugh At Me 2-5 teacher's guide