The Six Pillars of Character
Pillar #2: Respect
Gracias, danke, merci, koze, mahala, grazie . . . these are all ways to say “thank you” in a variety of languages. It’s a sign of respect when you thank someone who does something for you. The act of kindness could be as simple as picking up a pencil you dropped or as complex as arranging a surprise birthday party for you. Either way, your sincere thanks is a way to demonstrate your respect.
FFA Members: Today, October 7, come to the FFA Meeting after school in the library. You’ll enjoy some orange snacks and a fun time! Don't forget you need three FFA events to go the corn maze!
Students and Staff: CELDT testing takes place today and Friday this week.
Students: If you are CELDT testing, please remember to report to the Margaret Parsons Room at the library. If you have an Ag class during your time of testing DO NOT go to the Ag Site, report to the Margaret Parsons Room.
Students: Girls soccer signups will be on Wednesday and Thursday after school in E3. Be there or be square!
Students: The wrestling signups and informational meeting is scheduled for October 7th at 1:15 in Rm. E3. Contact Coach Gomez for more information. email@example.com
Students: If you are interested in signing up for boys soccer please see Mr. Ward or Lucy in the office.
Students: On Thursday, October 8th, come to the robotics presentation after school in room F3, Mr. Challender’s room at 3:30. The National Champion team from Davis wants to help Winters High start a robotics club. Come and meet the students from Davis and their championship robot.
Girls Basketball Players: Open sessions for basketball practice will resume on Wednesday, October 21st. If you plan on trying out for the basketball team this year, be sure to get your physical and other paperwork completed in October.
Seniors: If you are planning on applying to colleges or for some scholarships, think about attending the Personal Statement workshop sponsored by UCD today. If you are a senior enrolled in the EYS program, you will get a pass to excuse you from your 3rd period class at 12:10. However, it is the teacher’s prerogative on whether or not you can be excused from class.
Seniors: If you have not ordered your graduation announcements and such, please take note. You can order directly from Bob Sebring online at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also order at the high school at lunch on January 20th.
Students: If it’s October, it must be time for literary pumpkins! Enter your creative interpretation of a literary character by October 23rd, and be in the running for a $10.00 Subway gift card. Pumpkins should look like a FAMOUS literary pumpkin. Check out the rules in your English classrooms, your art classroom and in the library. If you enter a real pumpkin, it may not be carved or punctured in any way. This causes them to rot. Faux pumpkins are preferred. Check out entries from previous years in the library.
Students and Staff: October 28th, three weeks from today, is the date of the Arena Conferences. Teachers will be sending invitations to parents inviting them to come to the conferences to discuss students’ progress in their classes.
Students: If you are taking the PSAT on Wednesday, October 14th please meet at the flag pole first thing in the morning and your teachers and administrators will walk you over to St. Anthony’s for the test. Please be sure to bring your own pencils and calculators.
Students: Representatives from the US Army will be on campus at lunch on Thursday, October 8th. If you would like information about the Army be sure to look for them near the shade structure.
Seniors: The counselors will be in the computer lab every Wednesday from 10/07-11/08 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. to help you fill out your college applications. The application window has opened and you have until 11/30 to submit your UC and CSU applications.
Students: If you are interested in meeting with a representative from St. Mary’s College on Thursday, October 8th during 7th period please sign up in the counseling office with Marcella.
Oct. 7th, Wednesday Swimming @ Durham – 3:30 pm
Release Time – 12:15 Bus Time – 12:30
Oct. 9th, Friday Football @ Willows - 5:30/7:30
JV Release Time – 2:55 Bus Time – 3:15
Varsity Bus Time – 4:00
The Six Pillars of Character
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
Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting 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
Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • 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 words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others
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 • Treat all people fairly
Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need
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 • Volunteer