• The "8 Keys of Excellence" Character Education

    The 8 Keys of Excellence provide a framework for students to achieve success in school and their personal lives.  Typically, teachers and parents are the primary examples for students at the primary level, but in the fast-paced 21st century, students are learning at a faster pace and the world around them has a bigger influence.  This is where the 8 Keys of Excellence come in. The message they deliver is that you are the master of your own world - you create the direction and outcome of your life.  We encourage you to please visit the website for further information  http://8keys.org/

     
     The 8 Keys of Excellence are:

     
    Integrity
    Match behavior with values
    Demonstrate your positive personal values in all you do and say.  Be sincere and real.

     
    Failure Leads to Success
    Learn from mistakes
    View failures as feedback that provides you with the information you need to learn, grow, and succeed.

     
    Speak with Good Purpose
    Speak honestly and kindly
    Think before you speak.  Make sure your intention is positive and your words are sincere.

     
    This is It!
    Make the most of every moment
    Focus your attention on the present moment.  Keep a positive attitude.

     
    Commitment
    Make your dreams happen
    Take positive action.  Follow your vision without wavering.

     
    Ownership
    Take responsibility for actions
    Be responsible for your thoughts, feelings, words, and actions.  "Own" the choices you make and the results that follow.

     
    Flexibility
    Be willing to do things differently
    Recognize what's not working and be willing to change what you're doing to achieve your goal.

     
    Balance
    Live your best life
    Be mindful of self and others while focusing on what's meaningful and important in your life.  Inner happiness and fulfillment
    come when your mind, body, and emotions are nurtured by the choices you make.