Character Education: Six Pillars of Character


Definition – worthy of confidence; reliable

• Be honest
• Don’t deceive, cheat or steal from others
• Be reliable
• Have the courage to do the right thing
• Build a good reputation
• Be loyal-stand by your family and friends


Definition – to have deferential regard for, to treat with consideration; a just regard for and appreciation of worth, honor, and esteem

• Treat others with respect
• Be tolerant of differences
• Use good manners
• Be considerate of the feelings of others
• Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone
• Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements


Definition – the state of being accountable, ability to meet obligations or to act without superior authority

• Do what you are suppose to do
• 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 choices


Definition –showing no prejudice or favoritism

• 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


Definition – to have or show regard, interest, of concern as respecting some person, thing, or event

• Be kind
• Be compassionate and show you care
• Express gratitude
• Forgive others
• Help people in need



Definition – the status of being a citizen with its rights and duties

• Do your share to make your school and community better
• Cooperate
• Stay informed; vote
• Be a good neighbor
• Obey laws and rules
• Respect authority
• Protect the environment

Breaking News

Jackson the therapy dog

The Will County Children's Advocacy Center's therapy dog, Jackson, was invited to the WGN studios with his handler and State's Attorney James Glasgow to spread the word about the Paws 4 Kids Program.

Breaking Video

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow speaks to ABC 7 the morning after securing a conviction in the case People v. Peterson.



Save the Date

Hero Helps Educational Summit

A Public Response to the Heroin Epidemic: Action Strategies

When: Friday April 10, 2015

Where: Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center

55 Phelps Ave., Romeoville