Integrity means doing the right thing even when nobody is watching, as well as putting all of our character traits to use. Integrity is gained by learning to withstand tough situations without crumbling to temptation.
Trying again and again and again to achieve an appropriately challenging task requires patience. To accomplish more complex tasks over extended periods of time requires perseverance...
Good judgment - making a constructive decision in a challenging and/or dynamic situation - requires many positive character traits. How can you help your child learn good judgment?
Honesty requires a lot of courage, respect, responsibility, and good judgment. It is the cornerstone to building a legacy of integrity. It sounds like teaching honesty to children would be difficult, but it is not.
Good intentions are just not enough. If we want to change a bad habit, learn something new, or make a positive difference for others, we need self discipline to follow through and succeed.
In families, classrooms, and small schools like Warren-Walker, we need to intentionally restore relationships, remove barriers, and hold the worth of others in high esteem. In doing so, we construct and maintain an atmosphere of respect that allows us to focus on helping each child achieve to his or her highest potential.
Every student needs to use courage everyday...to raise a hand to answer a question, to stand up for him or herself...
Children at Warren-Walker School are remarkably responsible. They turn in their nicely completed homework on time, willingly fulfill tasks assigned to them, and do much to make their school the best that it can be.