P.A.C.E.

  • P.A.C.E. (Positive Attitudes Change Everything) is a comprehensive framework designed to empower all students in our community with knowledge, skills, and inspiration to develop and practice positive character and healthy habits.  P.A.C.E. is the lens through which every aspect of the school and community becomes an opportunity for character development.

    What are the benefits of P.A.C.E.?

    • Promotes character development through the exploration of universal virtues across the curriculum.
    • Develops a positive and moral climate through the participation of students, teachers and staff, parents, and community.
    • Teaches how to solve conflicts fairly, creating safer schools that are more conducive to learning.

    Why is character education important?

    Character education is the deliberate effort to nurture the universal attributes that schools and communities share.  These attributes provide us with common expectations for behavior against which we hold ourselves accountable.  They form the basis of our relationships and responsible citizenship. 

    Our goal for students is to be not only college and career ready, but also ready for the tests of life, and not a life of tests.

    Character is a dimension of life that helps us persevere during challenges, treat others with dignity, and advance our community. Therefore, excellence in education includes characterdevelopment.  (character.org, September 2013)  

     

    MONTH

    CHARACTER SKILL

    August

    Big 3: Treat others right --Make smart decisions -- Maximize your potential

    September

    Friendship: Using your words and actions to show others you care

    October

    Integrity: Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do

    November

    Gratitude: Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you

    December

    Generosity: Making someone’s day by giving something away

    January

    Responsibility: Showing you can be trusted with what’s expected of you

    February

    Kindness: Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them

    March

    Patience: Waiting until later for what you want now

    April

    Peace: Proving you care more about each other than winning an argument

    May

    Commitment: Making a plan and putting it into practice