Guest Column: Trustworthiness

Start with trust. It’s Better Business Bureau’s tagline, and consequently, the first of eight of BBB’s Standards of Trust. Trust is a buzzword, easily tossed around and much harder to define. But, it is at the core of much of what we do on a daily basis….

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Guest Column: Diligence

 

To be consistent at anything in life, the characteristic of diligence must be present! To care and act as such, one must have diligence at a foundational level. This characteristic has multiple ways to describe its definition….

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Guest Column: Honesty

 

Growing up as a child in the Spokane Valley in a large family of six siblings, sincerity and love for the truth didn’t always win out. With the occasional sibling scuffle and subsequent blame and denials that followed,…

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Guest Column: Fairness

The definition of fairness can be paraphrased as: the state, condition or quality of being fair, marked by impartiality and honesty, free from self-interest, prejudice or favoritism. In short, fairness is doing the right thing, at the right time for the right reason….

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Guest Column: Caring

Caring for our Community

Can you believe it? December has arrived and 2018 is just around the corner! We’ve reached that proverbial point in time when we reflect back and set new goals for the future. By this time,…

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Guest Column: Citizenship

Citizenship is defined as the state of being vested with rights, privileges and duties as a member of society. Being part of a society or community affects an individual as much as the individual affects the community. The rights and privileges that come with being a part of the community come with duties and responsibilities to the community….

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Good Character Reading!

Spokane County Library Suggests …
October – Responsibility

Grades K-2
Olivia Helps Mother Nature by Lauren Forte
Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes
Go, Little Green Truck! by Julia Kuo
Heckedy Peg by Audrey Wood
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann

Grades 3-5
Rules by Cynthia Lord
The Trouble With Tuck by Theodore Taylor
Holes by Lois Sachar

Middle School
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliet
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan
Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt

High School
Chasing Jupiter by Racher Coker
The Schwa Was Here by Neal Shusterman

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Guest Column: Responsibility

My education has always been one of the most important things in my life. I grew up with a single mom who demonstrated that working hard and making good choices was a formula for success. Mirroring her responsibility has been the key to my own success….

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Guest Column: Respect

Respect can mean a lot of things in a lot of different situations. As an athlete, respect comes into play in every aspect of a sport. Playing in a game or match, practicing, communicating with your teammates and coaches,…

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September Good Character Reading!

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Spokane County Library Suggests …
Respect Reading List

Picture books:
“All the Colors of the Earth” by Sheila Hamanaka
“Amazing Grace” by Mary Hoffman
“Arthur’s Eyes” by Marc Brown
“Arthur’s Nose” by Marc Brown
“Big Words for Little People” by Jamie Lee Curtis
“Butterfly House” by Eve Bunting
“Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes
“Each Living Thing” by Joanne Ryder
“Freedom Summer” by Deborah Wiles
“Grouchy Ladybug” by Eric Carle
“Happy Lion” by Louise Fatio
“Jackie’s Bat” by Marybeth Lorbiecki
“Once a Mouse: a fable cut in wood” by Marcia Brown
“Smoky Night” by Eve Bunting
“The Berenstain Bears Show Some Respect” by Stan Berenstain
“Veronica” by Roger Duvoisin

Child:
“Between Earth &…

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