AT LRMS WE "AIM FOR EXCELLENCE" WITH CHARACTER EDUCATION!

 

LRMS Character Education Mission Statement:

Lake Riviera Middle School "Aims for Excellence" through Character Education, by endeavoring to create a caring environment for students, staff, parents, and community members. We will strive to respect and understand individual differences, as we create a positive moral culture through collaborative efforts.

 

The value we will infuse into our educational setting are among the most universally accepted in a democratic society and include trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, and caring.  The impetus and focus of the Character Education program will continue to be on adult modeling, curriculum integration, and parent/community involvement.
 

To create a positive moral culture in the school including cognitive, emotional and behavioral aspects, the Lake Riviera Middle School Community of  Learners will engage in a variety of activities.

Some of the activities include:

 

  1. Values Of The Month: identified and posted throughout the building upon which our Student of the Month program will be based.
  2. Days of Respect & Responsibility: a grade level accounting of incident free days proudly displayed prominently utilizing the Laker mascot.
  3. Six Pillars of Character Education: displayed prominently through posters, banners and murals which will promote the core values.
  4. Infusion into the curriculum: via materials and classroom based activities and school wide activities such as assemblies.

We welcome any input that you may have on our program.
 

Please ask how you can join us in this worthwhile effort in continuing to foster the character education which you have already begun with your children.

 

 

Pledge to Myself

This day has been given to me fresh and clear.  

I can either use it or throw it away.  
I promise myself I shall use this day to its fullest realizing it can never come back again. 
I understand this is my life to use or to throw away.  
I am the only person who has the power to decide what I will be. 
I make myself what I am.

6 Pillars of Character

Trustworthiness
Be honest . Don't deceive, cheat or steal . Be reliable - do what you say you'll do . Have the courage to do the right thing . Build a good reputation . Be loyal - stand by your family, friends and country

 

Respect
Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule . Be tolerant of differences . Use good manners, not bad language . Be considerate of the feelings of others . Don't threaten, hit or hurt anyone . Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreement

 

Responsibility
Do what you are supposed to do . Persevere: keep on trying! . Always do your best . Use self-control . Be self-disciplined . Think before you act-consider the consequences . Be accountable for your choices

 

Fairness
Play by the rules . Take turns and share . Be open-minded; listen to others . Don't take advantage of others . Don't blame others carelessly

 

Caring
Be kind . Be compassionate and show you care . Express gratitude . Forgive others . Help people in need

 

Citizenship
Do your share to make your school and community better . Cooperate . Stay informed; vote . Be a good neighbor . Obey laws and rules . Respect authority . protect the environment




Character Education Infusion Curriculum

The following is taken directly from the LRMS Character Education CUrriculum revised 2008.

Through this curriculum it is our intention to reflect upon and improve our mission objective and ground rules for infusing a character education program at Lake Riviera Middle School.  This curriculum endeavors to:

  • Identify and define traits for the program. 
  • Inform the community about the program through public relations campaign/surveys, educational material, recruiting community leaders and local businesses, and maintain an interactive web site.  
  • Create a caring and safe environment with healthy community involvement

We will ensure that:

  • A proactive and comprehensive approach, which promotes core values in all phases of the school, will be in place
  • The school will be a caring community.
  • Students will have opportunities to improve their character development through moral action which includes service-learning
  • Character Education will be infused into a meaningful and challenging academic curriculum.

GOALS for the infusion of a Character Education program at Lake Riviera Middle School:

  • To maintain a positive moral culture in the school including cognitive, emotional and behavioral aspects
  • To strengthen the relationship of administration, faculty, and support personnel of the school (including secretaries, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, custodians and health professionals).
  • To model a moral community that adheres to and demonstrates the core values.
  • To gain parent/community involvement reinforcing the core values of character education outside of school.

OBJECTIVE 1: to infuse Character Education into Lake Riviera Middle School by promoting core ethical values such as: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship, as stated in the 6 Pillars of Character philosophy
 

OBJECTIVE 2: to enhance our Leadership Council which will consist of administrators, teachers, student leaders, parents and community leaders.
 

OBJECTIVE 3: to infuse all values into daily curricula whereby the staff will become moral leaders and model the core values
 

OBJECTIVE 4: to involve the students with the implementation of the Core Values students
 

OBJECTIVE 5: to publicize and promote the Lake Riviera Middle School Character Education Mission Statement and Pledge to which everyone, including community stakeholders, will be committed.
 

OBJECTIVE 6: to invite and encourage parental and community involvement.
 

Yearly evaluation of Character Education programs and projects will reflect upon three unique criteria which will identify successful maintenance and continual improvement of a caring and safe environment.