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In an effort to promote core ethical values in our school system, Wilson County Schools has developed a comprehensive approach to implementing these values into our educational curriculum.  Each month, a different basic value is integrated into the standard curriculum. 

Character Traits:

Respect - Showing high regard for authority, for people, for self, for property and for country; and understanding that all people have value as human beings.

Good Judgment - Choosing worthy goals and setting proper priorities; thinking through the consequences of your actions; and basing decisions on practical wisdom and good sense.

Responsibility - 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.

Kindness - Being considerate, courteous, helpful and understanding of others; showing care, compassion, friendship and generosity; treating others as you would like to be treated.

Self-Discipline - 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; choosing abstinence from premarital sex, drugs, alcohol and other harmful substances and behaviors; and doing your best in all situations.

Integrity - Having the inner strength to be truthful, trustworthy and honest in all things; acting justly and honorably.

Courage - 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.

Perseverance - 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.  

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