Character Assemblies
Character Assemblies
Posted on 03/04/2020
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We are utilizing the 
Formative Five by Thomas R. Hoerr to guide our character education program this year. This program is centered upon the belief that for students to succeed, they need to develop attributes that are not assessed on standardized tests. The Formative Five "success skills" that we will be focusing on are:


Empathy
Self-Control
Grit
Integrity
Embracing Diversity

In October, we recognized students in each class who display empathy. Teachers have been teaching lessons on empathy in their classrooms and Mrs. Bill's counseling lessons have focused on this trait.

The next trait is self-control. Self control is one’s ability to modulate one’s own actions and delay gratification. Helping students to set goals and to be mindful of their current actions and the implications for their future can help them develop self-control
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t the October assembly, the students watched a video about the "Marshmallow Test" and a skit performed by Mrs. Jones' 5th grade class. Some key aspects of self-control were discussed:


1. Willpower
2. Knowing right from wrong and acting on it
3. Self-discipline
4. Controlling our emotions

5. KHFOOTY - Keep your Hands, Feet and Other Objects To Yourself

Students who display self-control. will be recognized at our next assembly.

Congrats to all of our character kids!




In January, we recognized students who display self-control. We also introduced the South High School Leadership League students who will begin visiting during lunch. These high school students are excellent role models and students of character.
The next character trait is grit. The students watched a video about some "famous failures" - well-known, successful celebrities who display grit and never gave up trying to achieve their goals and dreams. The grit trait ties in with our school goal-setting theme and each student has a goal that he or she is working towards in their classroom. Students who display grit will be recognized at our next assembly.
G = Give it your all
R = Redo if necessary
I = Ignore giving up
T = Take time to do it right 


In March, we recognized students who display grit and discussed the meaning of integrity.
Integrity is shown by:
-Courage to stand up for what's right 
-Honesty in our actions and words
-Respect - doing the right thing even when no one is watching

The students also got to view a "What Would You Do?" video, made by Mrs. Bill with students demonstrating how to show integrity in the hallway, when you find items that belong to someone else, during games, and showing respect to teachers and substitutes.