At Park Meadows Elementary School Character Counts!
Park Meadows is dedicated to building a strong awareness of Character through the 6 Pillars of Character Counts. We will strive to prepare students to make good choices while building their confidence. Through the 6 pillars of Character Counts, students will gain the ability to evaluate the choices they make. They will take pride in honoring committments, possessing positive attitudes, recognizing a new awareness of character development and obtaining ownership in the treatment of themselves and others.
What are the 6 Pillars of Character?
Trustworthiness: Build trust and credibility with integrity (consistency between beliefs, words and actions), honesty (truthfulness, sincerity and candor), promise-keeping, and loyalty (fidelity to family, friends, and country).
Respect: Honor the worth and dignity of all individuals. Treat others the way you would want to be treated. Act courteously, civilly, peaceably, and nonviolently. Be tolerant and accepting of differences. Avoid rude, offensive, and abusive words and actions.
Responsibility: Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes. Exercise self-control. Strive for excellence and self-improvement. Plan ahead. Set a good example for others. Be self-reliant, prudent, proactive, persistent, and hard-working.
Fairness: Be consistent, open, and treat all people equitably. Consider all sides and make decisions on the facts without favoritism or prejudice. Play by the rules, avoid careless accusations, and don’t take undue advantage of others. Pursue justice and condemn injustice.
Caring: Be kind, compassionate, empathetic, charitable, forgiving, and grateful.
Citizenship: Obey laws in good faith. Do your share to improve the well-being of fellow citizens and the community. Protect the environment, volunteer, and participate in the processes of democracy by staying informed and voting.