Phone Message from Mr. David Schwenker:
We must remember that while we strive for excellence in academic pursuits, we also want our students to achieve success with the many gifts and talents they possess. Becoming a well-rounded student is a balancing act supported by the adults in students’ lives. Therefore, we will continue to emphasize the character traits:
Demonstrating hard work and commitment to purpose; regulating yourself for improvement and restraining from inappropriate behaviors; being in proper control of your words, actions, impulses, and desires; doing your best in all situations.
Having the inner strength to be truthful, trustworthy, and honest in all things; acting justly and honorably.
Having the determination to do the right thing even when others don’t; having the strength to follow your conscience rather than the crowd; attempting difficult things that are worthwhile.
Choosing worthy goals and setting proper priorities; thinking through the consequences of your actions; and basing decisions on practical wisdom and good sense.
Being considerate, courteous, helpful, and understanding of others; showing care, compassion, friendship, and generosity; and treating others as you would like to be treated.
Being persistent in the pursuit of worthy objectives in spite of difficulty, opposition, or discouragement; and exhibiting patience and having the fortitude to try again when confronted with delays, mistakes, or failures.
Showing high regard for authority, for other people, for self, for property, and for country; and understanding that all people have value as human beings.
Being dependable in carrying out obligations and duties; showing reliability and consistency in words and conduct; being accountable for your own actions; and being committed to active involvement in your community.