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Character Education

We have established a set of school-wide expectations, which is a key step in building a positive school climate. The expectations are: 

Act Responsibly, Be Ready to Learn, Create Respect and Display Self-Control

The Character Education Program at Hoosic Valley is designed to develop and sustain a school environment that allows all students to feel safe, confident and eager to learn. We will accomplish these goals by providing services and opportunities that promote positive characteristics.  Our monthly virtues include: Ready to Learn, Self-Control, Citizenship, Empathy, Integrity, Friendship, Responsibility, Tolerance, Civility, Courage and Respect. Respect is so important we promote the virtue of respect “all year long”

How to Create Respect

character commitee Talk to others in a kind and respectful tone of voice.

character commitee Speak kindly about others.

character commitee Do not join in gossip.

character commitee Use manners regularly.

character commitee Do not interrupt; listen to what other people have to say.

character commitee Make safe decisions for yourself and others.

character commitee Treat property with respect; take care of your own belongings, as well the belongings of others.

What do respectful learners do?

character commitee Listen quietly to the teacher and others

character commitee Sit still, body still straight and tall

character commitee Keep your hands and feet to yourself

character commitee Eyes focused on the speaker

character commitee Stay in your seat while the teacher is teaching

character commitee Ignore distractions Raise your hand to speak

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