Character Matters

Character Matters
Posted on 10/02/2017

Oakview has placed an emphasis on boosting our character education program and recognizing Students who are demonstrating positive behaviors.  Our School Climate/Safety Team has worked together to develop monthly character traits we expect all students to gain an understanding of and embody throughout the school year: caring, respect, citizenship, generosity, tolerance, trustworthiness, friendship, self-control, responsibility, and fairness. 

Our guidance counselor, Mrs. Durham, will be conducting classroom lessons to review what each trait means and provide students with background knowledge that will help them understand how they can be a student of character.  During our Week of Respect, we had an assembly for all students to introduce them to the ten character traits that matter at Oakview, along with explaining how students can be rewarded for exemplifying such behaviors. 

Each teacher will be selecting one student per month who best represents the specified character trait.  These deserving students’ pictures will be displayed in our “Character Matters” hallway and will receive a certificate, along with a prize, to acknowledge their wonderful efforts in making a difference at Oakview.  In addition, we will be implementing “bucket filler” tickets for students and staff to complete on behalf of another student.  Bucket filling is actions or words that show you care about someone, which include saying or doing something kind, giving a heartfelt smile, being respectful to others, helping without being asked, and giving sincere compliments.  These bucket filler tickets will be used to recognize random acts of kindness throughout each day and we will randomly select three winners each week to receive a reward out of our prize box.   These winners will be announced on Fridays and their bucket filler tickets will be read to the school to reinforce their actions. 

We feel strongly about continuing to improve and build upon the climate of our school and believe implementing our “Character Matters” campaign is a great way to involve the entire Oakview school community in this process.  We encourage all families to discuss these traits with your children at home and continue to reinforce the importance of being a character citizen!   

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