Character Education at HES
What Is Character? How Is It Formed?
Character is who we really are. It's what we do when no one is looking. It' s the accumulation of thoughts, values, words and actions. These become the habits that comprise our character. That character determines our destiny.
A person of character thinks right and does right according to core universal values that define the qualities of a good person: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. The CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition calls these the Six Pillars of Character. Whatever we call them, though, our role as character developers is to guide young people's thoughts, words, actions and habits toward these values, which all people share, regardless of other differences.
Each month as part of our "Character Education" program at Hillsborough Elementary School we will be focusing on a character trait that we feel is important for our students to understand and demonstrate. These themes will be incorporated whenever possible into our daily annoucements, lessons and student council activities. The character traits for the 2010-11 school year are on the Character Traits page of our website. Click on the link on the left hand side of the screen.
Last Modified on September 16, 2012