Essential 25

  1. Responding to adults in a positive, respectful manner.
  2. Respect other students’ comments, opinions, and ideas.
  3. If you win, do not brag; if you lose, do not show anger.
  4. Do not show disrespect with gestures.
  5. Do not ask for a reward, and always say thank you when given something.
  6. Surprise others by performing random acts of kindness.
  7. You must complete your homework every day, and do not moan or complain when homework is assigned.
  8. Subject transitions will be swift, quiet, and orderly.
  9. When a substitute teacher is present, all class rules still apply.
  10. Follow the specific classroom protocols.
  11. Greet visitors and make them feel welcome.
  12. Do not stare at a student who is being reprimanded.
  13. If someone drops something and you are close to it, pick it up.
  14. After dining in the cafeteria or elsewhere, be responsible for your trash.
  15. Hold the door for people rather than letting it close on them.
  16. If someone bumps into you, say excuse me, even if it was not your fault.
  17. On a field trip, enter a public building quietly and compliment the place you are visiting.
  18. During an assembly, do not speak or call out to friends.
  19. When walking in line, keep your arms at your side and move quietly.
  20. Never cut in line.
  21. If anyone is bullying you, let your teacher know.
  22. Stand up for what you believe in.
  23. Be positive and enjoy life.
  24. Learn from your mistakes and move on.
  25. No matter the circumstances, always be honest.