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Character Counts

At Whispering Wind Academy, our students strive to build good character. Students can earn Silver Eagle Awards by demonstrating character traits from the Six Pillars of Character. Outstanding students are selected monthly to have lunch with the principal as an honor and reward for making good choices.

The Six Pillars of Character

1. Trustworthiness

  • Be honest
  • Don't deceive, cheat or steal
  • Have courage to do the right thing
  • Build a good reputation
  • Be loyal to family, friends, and country

2. Respect

  • Treat others with respect
  • Be tolerant 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

3. Responsibility

  • Do what you are supposed to do
  • Persevere: keep on trying
  • Always do your best
  • Use self-control; be self-discipline
  • Think before you act - think of the consequences
  • Be accountable for your choices

4. Fairness

  • Play by the rules
  • Take turns and share
  • Be reliable
  • Be open-minded; listen to others
  • Don't blame others carelessly

5. Caring

  • Be kind
  • Be compassionate and show you care
  • Express gratitude
  • Forgive others
  • Help people in need

6. Citizenship

  • Do your share to make school and community better
  • Cooperate
  • Stay informed
  • Be a good neighbor
  • Obey laws and rules
  • Protect the environment

Learn more about the Character Counts program.