Success Orientation Assemblies, Bake Sales and Spirit Days

Because we aren’t allowed to have gatherings on campus (according to the protocol given to us by the government), we will not be able to have assemblies or bake sales until that protocol changes. I’m hoping for new announcement at the end of this month, but until then we won’t be able to get together the way we have in the past. In the meantime, we will still model and teach our Success Orientations throughout the year, emphasizing an individual one almost every month in many forms, from video presentations to skits to reflections and more. We will include these in the newsletters, so please stay tuned. And we’ll still have spirit days associated with each Success Orientation (see school calendar on website). For now, however, see our Success Orientations listed below:

Trustworthiness 

1. The Student Will demonstrate honesty by 

  • habitually telling the truth and avoiding deception. 
  • telling the truth when negative consequences may follow. 
  • bringing lost items or money to the teacher or the office. 
  • being a person who does not cheat on tests. 
  • being a person who is not involved in theft. 

2. TSW demonstrate trustworthiness by 

  • following a commitment with the appropriate action. 
  • promptly accomplishing an errand when requested by a teacher. 
  • displaying acceptable behavior when not under teacher supervision. 
  • being a person who is not involved in vandalism. 

Responsibility 

1. TSW demonstrate responsibility by 

  • coming to school and to each class on time except when ill or otherwise excused. 
  • bringing appropriate books and materials to class. 
  • consistently completing assigned schoolwork in a timely manner. 
  • showing organization and cooperation in completing assigned schoolwork in the prescribed manner (such as name, date, and layout included as directed). 
  • contributing ideas, reports, research, materials, and/or out-of class involvement which are not assigned. 
  • taking proper care of materials and equipment. 
  • taking appropriate action to avoid accidents, to avoid misdeeds, or to aid in a situation of need. 
  • being careful in making commitments. 

Concern for Others 

1. TSW demonstrate tolerance for those of other nationalities, races, religions, cultures, ages, and mental and physical abilities by 

  • being a person who does not make disparaging remarks concerning those different from themselves. 
  • joining in group activities with those different from themselves. 
  • having friendly associations with those different from themselves. 

2. TSW demonstrate acceptance of others, particularly newcomers, by 

  • including them in informal social groups. 
  • being a person who does not actively exclude individuals from group activities. 
  • approaching newcomers with a view to making them feel welcome. 

3. TSW demonstrate concern for others by 

  • avoiding actions or words which hurt another person. 
  • actions and/or words of support and/or sympathy for those who are unhappy or sad. 
  • helping others to be successful in their schoolwork, activities, and play. 
  • displaying unselfish behavior. 

Kindness/Politeness 

1. TSW demonstrate kindness by 

  • being a person who does not make remarks which put down another. 
  • being a person who does not physically abuse others. 
  • displaying acts of kindness (sympathy, encouragement, helpfulness, patience, etc) toward others, particularly fellow students. 
  • giving time and resources to help another in need. 

2. TSW demonstrate politeness by 

  • being a person who does not exhibit rudeness. 
  • using socially acceptable language. 
  • displaying acts of courtesy toward others. 

Group Interaction 

1. TSW demonstrate group involvement by actively participating in activities. 

2. TSW demonstrate support of leadership by 

3. TSW demonstrate support of group activities by 

  • contributing ideas which are related to the goals of the group. 
  • being a person who does not make negative comments which are not constructive. 
  • controlling emotions when discussing different points of view. 
  • displaying kindness when expressing an opinion. 
  • displaying a cooperative attitude. 

Aesthetic Appreciation 

1. TSW demonstrate an appreciation of nature by 

  • not damaging trees and flowers. 
  • making positive comments which show appreciation for the beauty of wildlife, mountains, trees, flowers, stars, etc. 
  • creating artwork which illustrates nature. 

2. TSW demonstrate an appreciation of orderly surroundings by 

  • voluntarily picking up unsightly litter. 
  • putting litter in proper receptacles rather than throwing it on the ground. 
  • keeping areas of work and play reasonably neat. 

3. TSW demonstrate an appreciation of the beauty of ideas; musical, artistic, and theatrical creations; mathematical and scientific concepts; and literary works by 

  • making positive comments or written reports. 
  • being a person who does not display negative remarks or actions which show a disrespect for such beauty. 

Independent Endeavor 

  1. TSW show initiative in engaging in tasks other than those assigned with a view to ‘in-depth’ study or activity. 
  2. TSW consistently set goals which include more than the minimum effort needed to complete a task. 
  3. TSW have the opportunity to pursue a particular interest in an area not in the curriculum or to pursue a curricular area in depth, having a unit outcome created, evaluated, and credentialed. 
  4. TSW show initiative in using the library and other resources in assignments, projects, and homework. 
  5. TSW show reasonable self-sufficiency in completing assignments, projects, and homework. 

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