Our character education theme for this year is "Cardinal Character". Character
is importatnt. It's who we are when no one is looking. Having good caracter
results in lower discipline referrals, happier and more cooperative students
and grades go up! Unfortunately our children are sadly lacking in many good
role models among the media and sports fields. That is why it is so critical
that we as adults model, speak and practice good character attibutes with our
children. Character is just not important for school, but we need a culture of
character in our community. We hope the business community will support our
endeavor by posting our monthly character words in their place of business or
in their windows. These are the main character traits that we are focusing on
Sept. - Respect
Oct. - Responsibility
Nov. - Compassion
Dec. - Caring
Jan. - Self-Control
Mar. - Courage
Apr. - Cooperation
May - Perseverance
Some things we will be doing to support our "Cardinal Character " program this
year are to get "Showing Cardinal Character" tickets from the teacher when the
students are observed or caught showing good character. The Carinal tickets
will be collect and at the our assemblies we will have a drawing and read how
the students demonstrated good character.
We will be having monthly assemblies where we will interduce the months
character trait through a film clip and a character song and dance. Each
classroom teacher will nominate one student a month who has excelled in
demonstrating the trait of the month. They will be awarded and get a chance at
the assembly to tell how they demonstarted that character trait. Every
morning, we will jump start our day with a "thought for the day" that will be
given over the intercom to start the day on a postive note. Below is our
Lincoln Cardianl cheer.
Lincoln Cardinal Cheer
I'm a Lincoln Cardinal
And I'm proud to say,
I will do my best today.
I'll listen, I'll work,
I'll be fight free.
I'll be the best that I can be!