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Respect

12/03/2009 Submitted by:  Ms. Bushnell

Treat others with consideration

Our character building, with the CHARACTER COUNTS program, continued “under construction” during the month of October with the Respect Pillar.  CHARACTER COUNTS! In Families, in Schools, in Communities, and in the Workplaces has a powerful message that is important for our students to be a part of and to work towards. People who show respect WILL:  treat others with consideration, conform to accepted notions of taste and propriety in dealing with others, not resort to intimidation, coercion, or violence, tolerate other people’s beliefs, and accept individual differences without prejudice. The “R” in TRRFCC represents RESPECT. During our Alburnett Advisor-Advisee meetings we discussed and did activities to help promote what being respectful looks like in all areas.  The following were recognized by teachers for being students of good character during the month of October.

Students who had “TRRFCC” moments in high school: Reno Baker, Shawn Barth, Zach Berg, Corey Brown, Katelyn Burns-Thompson, MacKenzie Corrigan, McKenzie Feld, Joey Freeland (2), Dallas Grant, Chris Hablom, Michael Hagerman, Leah Horak, Ben Lahue, Josh Langhoff (3), Dara Lipke (2), Colton Martin, Jason McVey, Dylan Mendieta, Chris Modrow, Autumn Moyer, Zack Olinger, Josh Otto, Andrew Peterson, Miles Porter, Ian Reynolds (2), Andrea Rock, Michael Schon, Heather Schoonover, Colton Shadden, Celia Smith, Chaz Sorenson, Ashley Sparks, Alex Stepanek, Kyle Thoreson (3), Jordan Timm, Briann Wieland, Zach Wilson, Tyler Wilt, Cortney Wood (2), Danica Windfield, Katelyn Yauslin, and Ryan Young. 

Students who had “TRRFCC” moments in junior high: Adam Anderson, Zach Bisinger, Kaitlyn Boline, Donna Deloy, Kaitlyn Kristiansen, Tayler Langhoff (2), Braxton Lawrence, Jenna Lovell, Maddie Martin, Kalina McBurney, Bethany McClintock, Kaitlynn Miller, Forrest Olinger, Lakyn Pyle (2), Riley Ruprecht, Kathy Sorenson, and Hannah Stewart.

The following students were recognized as students who did an outstanding job representing RESPECT:

Nominees for Student of Character Respect – High School: Kyle Thoreson, Lovey Brown, Ian Reynolds, Jennifer Rasmussen, Ben Lahue.

Nominees for Student of Character Respect - Junior High:  Emily Barth, Hannah Stewart, Madison Miller, Paige Feld, Anna Possehl, Kammie Vogel.

Kyle Thoreson and Emily Barth were chosen as the students of the month for good character in displaying respect.

Continue to check back for more updates on the progress of our character construction throughout the year. 




Trustworthiness

10/21/2009 Submitted by:  Ms. Geers

What Does It Mean To Be Trustworthy?

 

This is the question Alburnett students and staff were asking themselves during the month of September.  This year we are continuing with the Character Counts initiative in our school.  All grades, K-12, focus on a character pillar for one month and discuss what it means to be a person of character. This year’s theme of building good character correlates with our schools’ ongoing construction.  Like our school, we are currently “under construction” and working to become individuals of good character.  Character building is an ongoing process and we all must work at it every day.

So what does it mean to be trustworthy?  A trustworthy person possesses the following traits: honesty, loyalty, integrity, and promise keeping.  These people will not betray a trust, let friends hurt themselves, do anything wrong even for a friend, or so he/she will be liked by others.  A trustworthy person does not lie, cheat, steal, or be sneaky or tricky. 

A trustworthy person WILL: have courage to do what is right, build and guard their reputation, stand up for their beliefs, listen to their conscience, keep their word honor their commitments, be dependable, and be prepared. 

Each month students are recognized for having TRRFCC moments.  This acronym stands for the six pillars of Character Counts (Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship).  The following students were recognized by teachers for being students of good character during the month of September.

Students who had “Terrific” Moments High School: Tyler Clemens (2), Tyler McCreary, Kean McBurney, Mackenzie Corrigan, Lauren Gertsen, Jacob Sheets, Allyson Miller, Zach Hoyle, Ellen Gardner (2), Alex Rickels, Kelsey Saddoris, Alex Edwards, Kaitlyn Yauslin, Christine Ries, Brianne Wieland, and Becca Casconi. 

Students who had “Terrific” Moments Junior High: Annamarie Wheeler, Bethany McClintock, Robbie Carrothers, Trenton Thomas, Adam Anderson, Adam Finfrock, Tayler Langhoff, Savannah Washburn, Micaela Griffin, Megan Overly, Lakyn Pyle, Maddie Martin, Forrest Olinger, Nash Airy, and.  Molly Wacha. 

The following students were recognized as students who did an outstanding job representing trustworthiness.  Nominees for Student of Character Trustworthiness - High School:  Haley Sevening, Tyler Shutt, Codi Stick, Ellen Gardner(2), Amber Wieland, Megan Fuller, Haley Humpfer, Steph Bisinger, Ian Reynolds.  Nominees for Student of Character Trustworthiness - Junior High:  Adam Anderson, Kammie Vogel, Jenna Lovell, Robbie Carrothers, Zack Prucha, Kaylin Moyer, Katelyn Boline, Tymbrie Snobl.  Codi Stick and Zack Prucha were chosen as the students of the month for good character in displaying trustworthiness. 

 

Check back for more updates on the progress of our character construction throughout the year.