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Character Education Words of the Month

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Help Students Connect Character Education and The WESTERVILLE Way. Keep Students on the right track by including the Westerville Way Character Education Words of the Month in your classroom, school, and community.

September: Respect
October: Citizenship
November: Tolerance
December: Caring
January: Attitude
February: Honesty

March: Perseverance
April: Trustworthy
May: Responsibility
June: Integrity
July: Loyalty
August: Fairness

Respect - how we regard others, and ultimately, ourselves. Civility, Courtesy, Decency, Acceptance, Personal Dignity

Citizenship - civic virtues that define us as participating community members. Community Service, Law Abidance, Environmental Protection, Participation in Democratic Process

Tolerance - the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them. Open-mindedness, Non-judgmental Attitude

Caring - seen as the "heart of ethics" and tied to our responsibility toward others. Kindness, Compassion, Consideration, Patience, Friendship, Sharing, Charity

Attitude - having a good outlook toward life, looking for the best in every situation. Approach, Outlook, Mind-set

Honesty - truthfulness, sincerity, not lying, cheating, or stealing. The quality of being upright in principle and action. Honor, Integrity.

Perseverance - to persist in spite of difficulties, steadfastness. Persistence, Tenacity

Trustworthy - considered the most complex of the six core areas due to a variety of behavioral qualities found under this heading. Honesty, Integrity, Reliability, Loyalty

Responsibility - what we do or don't do matters because of our ability to make choices. Accountability, Diligence, Self-discipline, Self-control, Work Ethic

Integrity - to follow a code of virtues. High Principles, Oneness, Soundness, Incorruptibility

Loyalty - faithful to family, friends, and other commitments. Allegiance, Faithfulness

Fairness - having or exhibiting a disposition that is free of favoritism or bias, impartial. Equality, Justice, Evenhandedness, Reasonableness

  The Westerville Way is all about character, community, and commitment.