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Character Education

Character Education

Research shows that the biggest indicator for student success and resilience in long-term, positive relationships is developing positive character traits. Character education is an integral part of the educational experience at Beloit Elementary. We believe a strong character education program is an essential part of the educational experience and promote positive and productive citizens. The character education program at Beloit Elementary includes several components. These include the Boys Town Life Skills, morning class meetings, School TEAMs, and Olweus Bully Prevention Program. Each month, we will focus on a different character trait. Below are the traits that will be highlighted each month.*

Respect  (August/September)

                                                    Treat others the way you would like to be treated.

                                                    Be accepting of differences.

                                                    Use good manners, not bad language.

                                                    Be considerate of the feelings of others.

                                                    Don’t threaten, hit, or hurt anyone.


Friendship (October)

                                                    I watch out for my friends.

                                                    Be a giver not a taker.

                                                    Encourage others to make the right choices.

                                                    Be loyal.


Kindness (November)

                                                    Be kind.

                                                    Be aware of others' feelings.

                                                    Say thank you.

                                                    Forgive others and show mercy.

                                                    Help people in need.


Fairness (December)

                                                    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.


Responsibility (January)

                                                    Plan ahead.

                                                    Do your best.

                                                    Use self-control.

                                                    Be self-disciplined.

                                                    Think before you act.

                                                    Choose a positive attitude.

                                                    Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes.

                                                    Do what you are supposed to even when others are not looking.


Perseverance (February)

                                                    Keep doing something even when you want to quit.

                                                    Have a growth mindset.

                                                    Believe in yourself.


Trustworthiness (March)

                                                    Be honest with others.

                                                    Don’t lie, cheat, or steal.

                                                    Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do.

                                                    Have the courage to do the right thing.

                                                    Build a good reputation.

                                                    Keep your promises.


Citizenship (April/May)

                                                    Do your share to make your home, school, community, and world better.


                                                    Get involved in community affairs.

                                                    Stay informed; vote.

                                                    Be a good neighbor.

                                                    Make choices that protect the safety and rights of others.

                                                    Protect the environment.



*Both students and staff at BES take an active part in teaching, modeling, and demonstrating the virtues that have been selected.