Citizen of the Month

Kenter faculty & staff emphasize and model the importance of character development as well as pursuit of academic excellence as part of our school’s vision. During the school year, each month our faculty & staff will discuss and focus attention on a different “value”. As we announce the “value” or “character” focus for each month, we encourage you to help us model and focus on that same value at home.

The monthly character traits highlighted for the 2017-2018 school year:

August – Kindness

  • Doing a good deed for someone just because you wanted to but didn’t expect anything in return
  • Never being too busy to do a favor for someone
  • Helping someone who needs assistance
  • Being generous with your knowledge, skills, and resources and sharing them with others
  • A simple random act of helpfulness
  • Taking time to thank others for what they do for you
  • Praise others for their efforts and achievements
  • Being attentive and responsive to needs around you
  • Just being “nice”

September – Respect

  • Showing high regard/consideration for self, others and property
  • Respect includes cooperation, listening to understand others and mutual support
  • Showing consideration for other people and their property
  • Treating others the way that you would want to be treated
  • Using polite manners
  • Accept authority
  • Follow class expectations without reminders
  • Greet others with a smile and welcoming feeling
  • Listen and speak when appropriate
  • Applying the Golden Rule
  • Displaying appropriate actions and speech

October – Cooperation

  • Cooperation includes listening to understand others and showing mutual respect
  • Appreciating and accepting individual differences
  • Being fair to those around you
  • Interacting constructively with others
  • Participating in class teamwork, discussions and small/whole groups
  • Working with a positive attitude
  • Sharing and taking turns
  • Getting along with others even if someone disagrees

November – Dependability

  • Doing the right thing at the right time, so others can trust and depend on you
  • Being t – rustworthy
  • Consistently following directions
  • Returning assignments and paperwork in a timely manner
  • Completing assigned tasks with the best of your ability
  • Being accountable for your own actions
  • Consistently making appropriate choices
  • Being a good friend
  • Being reliable in various ways

December – Responsibility

  • Being accountable for your own behavior, for your actions, for what you do
  • Responsibility includes self-discipline and work ethic (demonstrating commitment, pride and positive attitude in completing tasks)
  • Focusing on your job and doing it
  • Being organized and responsive to directions
  • Fulfilling obligations
  • Taking initiatives to correct mistakes and learning from them
  • Following school and classroom expectation/rules
  • Taking care of your belongings appropriately
  • Taking on a task with a “I will achieve this” attitude

January – Perseverance

  • Staying the task and not giving up
  • Demonstrating commitment, pride and positive attitude in completing tasks
  • Trying again and again and again
  • Being patient and willing to work really hard
  • “Be like a postage stamp, stick to something until you get there!” — Josh Billings
  • “Never, never, never give up.” — Winston Churchill

February – Initiative

  • Being an informed, responsible and caring participant in your classroom
  • Initiating courage to do the right things in the face of difficulty and following your conscience instead of being a follower
  • Being a self-starter and not waiting to be told what to do next
  • Showing leadership
  • Getting started and using time wisely
  • Showing how you can be a leader when working in cooperative group situation or participating on a team
  • Electing to do things on your own without prompting
  • Choosing extension activities to broaden my learning without the encouragement from authority but from my own desire

March – Caring

  • Showing concern for the well-being of others
  • Using your words and actions to help others
  • Giving of yourself without expecting anything in return
  • Just being “kind” to one another
  • Helping others with a skill or tasks that is more difficult for them than it is to you
  • Anticipates and responds to other people’s needs
  • Being empathetic to others
  • Being compassionate to others as well as to learning content and learning experiences
  • Showing that you care about other’s feelings

April – Fairness

  • Treating all people with honesty and respect
  • Giving everyone equal opportunities to succeed
  • Cooperating with one another
  • Celebrating the uniqueness and value of everyone
  • Making sure others are not treated badly
  • Accepting when decisions don’t always go in your favor or the way you expected or wanted
  • Showing patience with others
  • Including others and inviting them to engage in play or learning with you
  • Treating others equal, even or the same
  • Thinking of others and not just yourself
  • Following the rules and taking turns
  • Understand from other’s perspective
  • Refrain from responding with negative responses when a decision does not align to your thinking or desired outcome

May – Hope

  • Believing you will and can be successful
  • Believing what you desire is possible
  • Being optimistic and positive about your future
  • Having a positive attitude, even when facing difficult situations
  • Being willing to work hard and always doing your best
  • Pursuing your goals and following your dreams. Keep hope alive!
  • Helping and encouraging
  • Asking yourself what it means to have “hope” in your life
  • Reflect and ask how others have demonstrated hope and how your character traits compare to those like Helen Keller, Henry Ford, Anne Frank, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thomas Edison, Harriet Tubman, Mother Teresa, and others
  • Believing you will be successful and using your character traits to define yourself.   “Be You.”

 

October 2017 Citizen of the Month

September 2017 Citizen of the Month

August 2017 Citizen of the Month

 
 
 

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