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Each month we have a new topic/characteristic, and be sure to look in your student planner for more facts and quotes on each month's character education theme.

February 2012: Integrity 

Integrity
What is integrity? It is defined as the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, or moral uprightness.

Do you consider integrity an important value in yourself? What about in others? 

How can one improve upon the quality or characteristic of integrity?

We all know being honest is not always the easy, but ultimately it can be considered an important characteristic and value in an individual. What role do you think integrity can play when applying to college? Scholarships? What about when applying for a job?  What about integrity within your friends?

 This month, try truly focusing on your values, especially integrity, and see how this character trait plays an important role in your daily life.

“With courage you will date to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble.  Courage is the foundation of integrity.”

—Keshavan Nair

March 2012: Loyalty
Loyalty can be described as a character traits that exhibits devotion or a type of attachment.  For example, think of who you may be loyal to, such as friends, family, loved ones, etc.

What does it mean to be loyal? What does is the difference between loyalty and trust? Most importantly, why is being loyal so important, and do your friends consider you to be loyal?

It can be very important to possess the trait of loyalty, but can you think of any time or situation where loyalty may become a negative component? How about a positive aspect?

This month, try to reflect on loyalty, both positive and otherwise, and think about ways you can begin to find this trait in your current relationships with your friends and family, and how you can use loyalty to help others.

“The scholar does not consider gold and jade to be precious treasures, but loyalty and good faith.”

—Confucius