Pillars of Character

  • San Joaquin teachers/administration/staff are committed to educating the whole child. Therefore, character education is woven into every part of the school day. Character education also includes anti-gang teacher and student training, and drug/alcohol/substance abuse prevention. Students receive quarterly awards for character traits.

    The 10 Character Traits

    RESPECT (Aug.): “I treat others the way I want to be treated.”

    RESPONSIBILITY (Sept): “I take ownership of my thoughts words & actions. I am dependable. I come to school prepared, complete assignments, and follow directions.”

    COOPERATION (Oct): “I work with others for the common good of all. I do my part to ensure that my group meets all goals and expectations for success.”

    CHEERFULNESS (Nov): “My positive attitude positively affects those around me. I see the good in others. People feel better when they are around me.”

    DETERMINATION (Dec): “I am determined to be the best that I can in all areas of my life. I am focused on my goals, and will never give up on meeting them.”

    KINDNESS (Jan): “I show care, compassion & concern for others. I help those in need.

    INTEGRITY (Feb): “I do the right thing under all circumstances.” I treat others fairly. I stand up for what is right.

    TRUSTWORTHINESS (March): “I am honest and truthful, even if it means that I will face consequences.

    LEADERSHIP (April): “I am a positive role model for others. I help others make fair and intelligent decisions. I take an active role in decision making as needed.

    OBEDIENCE (May): “I follow directions on a consistent basis, while at the same time maintaining a positive attitude.”