Demonstrate reliability, dependability, and accountability. Think before you act; consider and accept the consequences of your actions. Set a good example. Exercise self-control. Be disciplined. Fulfill all your obligations.
Be courteous. Be considerate of other people’s feelings, rights, and property. Affirm individual rights and freedoms. Honor parents, elders, and those in positions of authority.
Hold firm to a high code of ethical principals and personal convictions. Be trustworthy and keep your promises and commitments. Abide by both the spirit and letter of an agreement. Exhibit appropriate loyalty in relationships. Be your best self.
Be a volunteer, serve your school and community, and encourage others to do likewise. Know and live by the principles upon which the United States of America was founded. Obey the law. Learn the history of your state and nation. Honor democracy. Vote. Stay informed about your country and its role in the world.
Tell the truth. Be sincere. Be forthright and candid. Refrain from lying, stealing, cheating, and misleading others.
Show that you care about self, others, and the environment through kindness, concern, and generosity. Demonstrate empathy for the feelings of others. Give yourself and what you have for the benefit of others.
Take a stand. Hold your convictions. Be willing to sacrifice self-interest for the greater good. Risk failure. Risk disfavor from others. Overcome fear and adversity.
Work hard and work smart. Strive for excellence in everything you do. Do the best you can with what you have. Be attentive and persistent.
Treat others as you would like to be treated. Listen and try to understand what others believe and feel. Be impartial. Give due credit to others. Be tolerant of diversity. Play by the rules; share with others. Strive for justice.These traits have been adopted by the Midland Independent School District. Please ask your child what the character trait is for the month--the students hear it each morning during our announcements--and discuss it with them.Let's load up with character!