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Character Education

Good Citizenship and Kindness Program

The Goals of the Good Citizenship and Kindness Program at Hancock Elementary are:
  • To develop self-respect
  • To promote kindness and consideration
  • To practice being polite
  • To respect others' property
  • To own a sense of personal responsibility
The students at Hancock will have increased:
  • Respect
  • Politeness
  • Friendliness
  • Peacefulness

2013 - 2014 Students "Caught being Kind!"
 
 

 
Character Counts  
 
Hancock Elementary School actively implements the Character Counts program through classroom lessons, weekly announcements, and monthly assembly presentations. Click here for the monthly character traits for 2013-2014!
 
"Character Counts! Was established to promote and teach the Six Pillars of Character. It is today the most widely implemented approach to character education, reaching millions of youth through thousands of affiliated schools, agencies and organizations." (Character Counts FAQ)
 
 

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