Learning Important Values Everyday

Teaching character is an important part of our philosophy at Tabernacle School.  We emphasize five different character traits in our classrooms:  responsible, respectful, compassionate, cooperative, and courageous.  Teachers recognize students for showing these character traits in the classroom and at quarterly assemblies.  If a student shows exceptional character in one of these areas a teacher will send them to the office for "Caught Being Good".  There they get a sticker that they proudly display for the rest of the day.  Their name is added to our character bulletin board in the lunchroom and a letter is sent home detailing why they were sent to the office.  Below are some examples of how each character trait is displayed in our students. 


Responsible  Luke 16:10 ~ I Corinthians 13:6-7  ~ James 3:13-14  ~ Ephesians 6:2

Expressing Love - Towards God and your neighbor    
Industrious - Getting your work done
Truthful - Honest, and conscientious
Productive - Tangible results from your work
Reliable - Dependable and trustworthy
Self - disciplined - Keeping the rules and doing the right thing
Determined - Exerting personal effort to complete the task
Persistent - Nothing stops you from doing the right thing
Ambitious - Having initiative and willingness to do the work to be successful
Wise - Showing good judgment and making good choices
Servant hood - serving others throughout your lifetime
Resistance - Resist evil and those who entice you to do the wrong thing

Respectful  Ephesians 4:2 ~ Ephesians 6:1-3 ~ I Corinthians 13:4-5 ~ Matthew 22:37

Thinking like Jesus - Put Him first in your thoughts
Polite - Well mannered and honoring in your attitude
Obedient - Submitting to your authority
Leadership - Being an example for other students
Accepting - Treat others as you would want to be treated
Quiet - Knowing when not to talk and make noise
Rule Keeping - Great attitude towards the rules knowing they are meant for good
Encouraging - Working to build the life of someone else
Admission - Owning up to wrong, and accepting the logical consequences
Honoring - Respectful towards your parents and teachers

Compassionate  Luke 15:20 ~ Hebrews 5:2 ~ Matthew 10:42 ~ Matthew 11:28-30

What you do expresses Jesus
Caring - Kind and considerate
Gentle - Gracious and loving
Empathy - Being aware and sensitive to the experience of another and fully communicating explicitly your compassion for them.
Understanding – Sympathetic
Discrete - Prudent silence; not gossiping about what you know
Attentive - Mindful and observant
Friendly - Warm and accepting
Forgiving - Allowing room for error and weakness. Showing mercy
Passionate - Expressing intense feelings about those in need.
Selfless - Sacrifice to help others

Cooperative  I Samuel 15:22 ~ Hebrews 5:8 ~ Luke 16:10 ~ Proverbs 2:1-5

Your actions express Jesus
Obedient - Follow instructions carefully
Attentive - Paying attention
Flexible - Agreeable and adaptable
Peaceful - Calm and untroubled
Fair - Impartial, objective, and reasonable
Joyful - Happy and contended in all circumstances
Thankful - gratitude and appreciation
Positive - Accepting and affirming to everyone
Faithful - Loyal and steadfast
Patient - Bearing difficult things calmly without complaining

Courageous  Daniel 6:16-23 ~ I Corinthians 13 ~ Matthew 16:24-26 ~ Hebrews 11:6

Determined - To know Jesus and make Him known
Loving - Providing for those in need, and protecting those who are disenfranchised
Receptive - Very teachable
Disciplined - Doing right thing
Thinking Skills - Understand logical consequences for every choice made
Vigilant - Watchful about personal behavior
Thoughtful - Able to discern appropriate friendships
Brave - Willing to stand alone for his/her convictions
Decisive - Able to make good choices quickly
Trustworthy - Very dependable
Controlled - Able to keep his/her spirit under control
Reliable - Follows through on commitments
Focused - Willingly follows Jesus and obeys Him