The Six Pillars of Character
Pillar #6: Citizenship
Justice Louis D. Brandeis said, "The only title in our democracy superior to that of President is the title of citizen."
Football Players: Spring Football will start Monday, May 9th, and go through Wednesday May 18th. All practices will be from 4:00-6:00 on the practice fields by the gym. If you plan on playing football next fall and are not currently playing a spring sport you need to attend. Everyone should have cleats and wear red shorts and white shirts or WHS football clothing.
Athletes: Reminder that the WHS All Sports Awards Night and Dinner will be this Saturday at the firehouse. Doors open at 5:00 and dinner will be served at 5:30. Discounted tickets can still be purchased from Mr. Ward until this Wednesday 5/4. This should be a great event that you do not want to miss.
Students: Mrs. Lavelle is now opening her Principles of Engineering class (the one building the robots) to all juniors and seniors! If you need elective credits and want to try something new, see Mrs. Lavelle for more information!
Students: If you’re interested in participating in AYSO soccer next year, sign up online at www.eayso.org and then head to the library on Saturday, May 7 or May 21 from 10:00 – 1:00 with a printed copy of the form. AYSO prefers that you sign up early, but if those dates don’t work for you, Saturday, June 4, from 10:00 – 12:00, is also a time to register.
Students: Come to the library on today, and participate in the Big Day of Giving by decorating a mask. You can decorate the mask while you are in the library or return it by lunchtime on May 4th. First place wins $15.00 and 2nd place wins $5.00.
Students: Are you interested in a career in law enforcement? If so, the Winters Police Department is starting a Police Cadet Program. If you are at least 15 years of age and interested in an exciting opportunity, please come by the office or stop by the library and get a pamphlet with more details about the program.
Students: A tutor is needed for a 6th grade male student in math. This is a paid position. If you are interested please see Marcella in the counseling office.
Seniors: More scholarships have arrived. Check the list on School Loop, Facebook, or in the counseling office.
Juniors: If you would like to take the SAT in June you must sign up on collegeboard.com by May 5th see your counselor if you have any questions.
Juniors: If you would like to take the ACT test in June you must sign up at actstudent.org by May 6th see your counselor if you have any questions.
May 3rd Tuesday Baseball/Softball vs. Live Oak – 4:00
Release time – 2:45
May 5th Thursday Baseball/Softball @ Live Oak – 4:00
Release Time – Lunch Bus Time – 1:30
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
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