Character Counts

Character Counts at HFI!!!

The CHARACTER COUNTS! approach to character education doesn't exclude anyone. That's why the program is based on six ethical values that everyone can agree on — values that are not political, religious, or culturally biased.  During the school year at HFI, we will focus on a different pillar each six weeks.  This will be accomplished by discussing the various traits during morning announcements and asking students to wear the specific Character Counts pillar color on Wednesdays.   At the end of each six week period, each teacher will nominate a student that exhibits the highlighted character trait for the Character Counts award.  These students  will be recognized on our Character Counts bulletin board located near the front office and receive a printed awards.  HFI will implement the Character Counts program  using the following schedule:

1st Six Weeks - Trustworthiness

2nd Six Weeks - Fairness

3rd Six Weeks - Responsibility

4th Six Weeks - Caring

5th Six Weeks - Respect

6th Six Weeks - Citizenship


Character Counts Pillar Descriptions

                                                                              

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

Fairness

Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly

Responsibility

Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • 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 words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others

Caring

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

Respect

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

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 • Volunteer

The CHARACTER COUNTS! approach to character education doesn't exclude anyone. That's why we base our programs and materials on six ethical values that everyone can agree on — values that are not political, religious, or culturally biased. Use the points below to help young people understand the Six Pillars, and use the mnemonic devices at right to help them remember.

 
Read more: Our book Making Ethical Decisions, reprinted in part here, includes a more detailed discussion of the Six Pillars. In his blog What Will Matter, Josephson Institute president Michael Josephson invokes the Six Pillars to answer the question, What Is Character?

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 and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements

Responsibility

Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • 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 words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others

Fairness

Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly

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 • Volunteer

- See more at: http://charactercounts.org/sixpillars.html#sthash.UNqB4oiy.dpuf

The CHARACTER COUNTS! approach to character education doesn't exclude anyone. That's why we base our programs and materials on six ethical values that everyone can agree on — values that are not political, religious, or culturally biased. Use the points below to help young people understand the Six Pillars, and use the mnemonic devices at right to help them remember.

Read more: Our book Making Ethical Decisions, reprinted in part here, includes a more detailed discussion of the Six Pillars. In his blog What Will Matter, Josephson Institute president Michael Josephson invokes the Six Pillars to answer the question, What Is Character?

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 and accepting of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements

Responsibility

Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • 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 words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others

Fairness

Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly

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 • Volunteer

- See more at: http://charactercounts.org/sixpillars.html#sthash.UNqB4oiy.dpuf
 

 

1st Six-Weeks – Trustworthiness Winners

4th grade-Rylee Henry,Rose Smith, Jerah Austin, Chloe Arrieta, Jenna Stelly, Jacob Grammer,Reese Schwartzsenburg,Olivia Moore

5th grade-Syndi Hatchel, Julia Mobley, Ethan Mirabella, Autumn Baker, Molly-Grace Clary, Katelyn Ebner, Abed Olvera,Tessa Jacks

6th grade-Jonathon Lopez,Blake Sonnier,Emma Copeland, Grace Smith,Korey McCurley, Kenley Arceneaux, Holden Hatcher

2nd Six-Weeks – Fairness Winners

4th grade—Jacob Beebe, Alleigh Rios, Coy Meguess, Kaden Williams, Ethan Weekly, Tnes Trahan,Kaleb Loiacano, Ava Hildaigo

5th grade- Letta Byerly, Emma Walter, Skylar Carouthers,Blake Broussard,Katie Hawkins, Cheyenne Gohl,Hunter Pousson, Laura Abshire

6th grade-Corbin Wilson, Erika Abshire, Paige Duke, Adam Nguyen,Brandt Hankcock,Bella King,Harleigh Pirtle

3rd Six-Weeks – Responsibility Winners

4th grade – Rocio Bahena, Jake Day, Nicole Nava, Eve Woodall, Chilaysia Noel, Jinnifer Stillwell, Ryan Hanks, Draidyn Moore

5th grade –Ty Stout, Emily Watters, Hannah Gamble, Emily Duhon, Xavier Leger, Dani Bailey, Chance Ramsey, Kimberly Hebert 

6th grade –Caitlyn Fuller, Kirby Ard, Jordyn Comer, Sarah Latta, J.D. Sewell, Ian Hatcher, Raegan Thompson 

4th Six-Weeks Caring Winners

4th grade—Camdyn Rossell, Colton Leblanc, Clara Matthews, Haidet Martinez,  Zayli Tatum, Guillermo Guzman, Tateyana Dehotel, Kendahl McElroy

5th grade—Hayden Haynes, Sarah Howell, Adrianna Vandever, Manuel Padron, Chrystal Chesson, Griselda Romero, Jillian Peddycoart, Latanga Hickman

6th grade—Emilea Gamble, Jailyn Brown, Destiny Batiste, Anjell Alaaeddin, Meagan Cowart, Patrick Ballard, Christopher Martinez

5th Six-Weeks Respect Winners

4th grade—Reese Speight, Andrew Pritchard, Emily Savoie, Cameron Sholar, Tessa Singletary, Makenna Hancock, Ethan Jones, Cristina Gill

5th grade—Mercedes Llanes, Emma Walter, Brady Werner, Savannah Lezak, Natalie Boudreaux, Abigail Martin, GabbyRacca,

Melanie Trove

6th grade—Tyler Roggenkamp, Lia Nguyen, D J Brown, Dominic Vasquez, Yoana Nava, Edgar Medina, Fernando Arevalo 

 

6th Six-Weeks Citizenship Winners

4th grade—Audrey Suire, Nate Palermo, Giselle Ramon, Emmalynn Spell, Haylie Head, Abigail Rutherford, Adison Richard, Riley Dawson

5th grade—Gracie Osburn, Hudson Roebuck, Brady Davis, Johanna Nieto, Anni Hidalgo, Ava Eastepp, Jacob McCarty, Kori Tessa Jacks

6th grade—Jonathon Lopez, Walker Pierson, Emily Baker, Michaela Loflin, Easton Parsley, Daleigh Denson, Haylea Rose