- John Muir MS
Six Pillars of Success:
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
Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting 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 disagreements
Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • 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 words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others
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 • Treat all people fairly
Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need
Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer
JOHN MUIR MIDDLE SCHOOL
WHERE CHARACTER COUNTS!
THINK BEFORE YOU ACT!
QUESTIONS TO ASK FOR GOOD DECISION-MAKING
- Have I thought about the way my choices are likely to help or hurt other people?
- Am I living up to the Six Pillars of Character by being trustworthy, respectful, responsible, fair, caring and a good citizen – even if I have to give up something I want?
- If I cannot find a way to live up to one of the Six Pillar values without sacrificing another, am I making the choice I think will be best for society in the long run?
♦ Reflect on the QUESTIONS TO ASK FOR GOOD DECISION-MAKING while reading the scenario and responding to the questions.
- - SAMPLE STORY - -
Bob was bullied by a group of boys. The boys were constantly calling Bob mean names. One of the boys pushed Bob so he decided to tell the office. Every one of the boys was punished. The office never told the students who told, but everyone started avoiding Bob. Many students thought he acted like a snitch for telling.
Written by an anonymous student in Mrs. Barnasyan’s Muir Time class
- What would you have done if you were Bob?
- If Bob didn’t tell an adult, how would the situation ever have improved?
- Is verbal bullying any “less bad” than physical bullying?
- Why do some groups of kids decide to pick on one student? What would you do if your group of friends suddenly started picking on a student?
R E S P E C T
Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH)
Welcome Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students!
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing students are involved in all aspects of John Muir Middle School.
- DHH students come in all shapes, all sizes and all abilities from Gifted to general ed to Special Ed.
- We have interpreters for students who require this level of service
- ASL has been offered to all students and we offer permits to students who are proficient in ASL.
- We love our CODA students!!!
- We email DHH parents the daily bulletin to keep them informed.
- We are familiar with interfacing with various phone relay services.
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at John Muir Middle School 818-558-5320