Character Traits

Pioneer Character Traits
Pioneer Elementary has selected a set of characteristics that the staff and students of Pioneer Elementary try to always exhibit.  We choose a profile that we would like to focus on each month and look for students and staff that are displaying that characteristic in their day to day lives.

Pioneer Students are:

Caring - They show empathy, compassion, and consideration for the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.   (August)

Respectful -They treat themselves, others and the environment with high admiration, courtesy, and esteem. They treat others the way they want to be treated. (September)

Principled - They act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them. They do the right thing, even when nobody is looking. (October)

Persistent – They make a continued effort toward a goal, even though the task may be difficult. They do not give up when faced with adversity. They are hard working and goal oriented. (November)

Open Minded - They understand and appreciate their own cultures and personal histories, and are open to the perspectives, values, and traditions of others. They consider
a range of points of view and differing ideas and are willing to grow and adapt their thinking as a result of the experience. (December)

Inquisitive - They develop their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives. They ask questions and take action to answer those questions. (January)

Motivated - They develop goals as well as the behaviors to help reach those goals. They take action to learn new material and use that new learning in their daily life. They are rewarded intrinsically, finding pleasure and satisfaction in learning and doing things well. (February)

Adaptable – They are flexible, and are willing to adjust to a changing world. They can change their thinking, behavior or expectations to fit a new or specific situation or the environment. (March)

Prepared – They are ready and willing to learn. They have thought in advance about what they need to be successful, and have taken action to make sure they are ready and willing to learn, play and succeed. (April)

Risk Taking - They approach new situations with courage and forethought, and have the independence and motivation to explore new roles, ideas, and strategies. They are brave
and articulate in defending their beliefs. (May)