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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

Character Counts  
Hancock Elementary School actively implements the Character Counts program through classroom lessons, weekly announcements, and monthly assembly presentations.
"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)


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


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


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


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


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


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