Character Education

The Character Education program at Fonda-Fultonville Middle School is based on the Six Pillars of Learning: respect, caring, fairness, trustworthiness, responsibility, and citizenship.  As students have increased their awareness in these six key areas, we have seen positive growth in students as individuals and as members of our school community.

Trustworthiness

  • 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

Respect

  • Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule
  • Be tolerant 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

Responsibility

  • Do what you are supposed to do
  • 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 choices

Fairness

  • 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

Caring

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

Citizenship

  • 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

To learn more about the Character Counts! program, go to www.charactercounts.org.