Traits for Success

Traits for Success

At the highest level of curriculum development, research indicates that certain character traits play the most significant role in enabling students to achieve a lifetime of learning and success. St. John’s has identified these nine Traits for Success as Organization, Attentiveness, Courage, Faith, Persistence, Positive Attitude, Flexibility, Generosity and Responsibility. Each Trait for Success is highlighted for one month of the year through song, poetry, the reading of literature, and through classroom discussion.  Monthly assemblies are themed to each trait, and morning announcements give tips and helpful information to students on how to personally improve on each trait.

September: Organization
I plan ahead. I have places for everything. I am ready to learn.

October: Attentiveness
I focus on important things.

November: Courage
I am willing to stand up for what is right. I challenge myself.

December: Faith
I believe in the goodness of people and the power of God’s love.

January: Persistence
I keep trying in the face of adversity.

February: Positive Attitude
I can do it!

March: Flexibility
I try new ideas and different methods.

April: Generosity
I give of myself to others.

May: Responsibility
I can be counted on. I take charge of my learning. I am a kind, honest, respectful and compassionate person.