Character Counts

HMS Character Counts Pillars 

HMS CHARACTER COUNTS! Calendar

          AUGUST 

RESPECT

                         Character Counts        
          SEPTEMBER          

CARING

          OCTOBER 

CITIZENSHIP

          NOVEMBER 

RESPONSIBILITY

          DECEMBER 

FAIRNESS

          JANUARY 

CARING

          FEBRUARY 

CITIZENSHIP

          MARCH

TRUSTWORTHINESS

          APRIL 

RESPECT

          MAY

RESPONSIBILITY


The CHARACTER COUNTS! approach to character education doesn't exclude anyone. That's why their programs and materials are based on six ethical values that everyone can agree on — values that are not political, religious, or culturally biased.

Trustworthiness_ShinraiTrustworthiness

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

Austus_RespectRespect

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

Ansvar_ResponsibilityResponsibility

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

Guisto_FairnessFairness

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

Karina_CaringCaring

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

Kupa_CitizenshipCitizenship

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

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