Tag Archives: West Plains

  • Guest Column from West Plains:
    Integrity

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    Each month The Current supports Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE) by publishing a guest column connected to one of PACE Character Traits. For the month of June it is Integrity, which is living a set of values encompassing honesty, respect for others, and a sense of personal responsibility. Integrity has played a large role in […]

  • Guest Column from West Plains:
    Courage

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    Imagine what it feels like to lose. Multiply that several times over. How tempting is it to throw up your hands in defeat and get really mad about it? When I was in junior high, I went to a small school that wouldn’t be able to field a girls’ basketball team unless every girl in […]

  • West Plains Guest Column:
    Trustworthiness

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    Trustworthy is the PACE character trait for April.  As a former school counselor and now teacher I’ve learned a lot about trustworthiness, working with students and families.  To be Trustworthy means to be someone that others can trust and count on to be reliable.  Trustworthiness is essential for healthy relationships including your relationships at school, […]

  • West Plains Guest Column:
    Caring

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    The holiday season and caring go hand in hand. I feel it is a safe assumption that for many of us the act of caring comes rather naturally, and we rarely look at the act itself as something extraordinary. But in a world that can be harsh and ugly at times, recognition, not for the […]

  • Guest Column:
    Citizenship

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    From our West Plains Chapter: You may be a bit surprised as you walk down the hall at Davenport Middle School today. What you will not see are many students in the classrooms, hallways, or common areas. If you were to drive around the homes surrounding our school what you will see are students in […]

  • Guest Column:
    Fairness

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    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. Fairness is all around us. Externally, fairness affects the way we do […]

  • Guest Column:
    Citizenship

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    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 […]

  • Guest Column:
    Gratitude

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    I like smiles, and I even like smiling. But the truth is, I often don’t feel like smiling. Stress often squashes the smile. I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard a superstar athlete say, “I’m just so blessed, I’m so thankful for everything.” And to be honest, I respond with some skepticism, “I’d […]

  • Guest Column:
    Integrity

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    As an airman in the Air Force I learned very quickly about integrity.  It is one of the Air Force’s core values.  “Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do!”  It isn’t a slogan, it is an expectation.  This obviously stuck with me after 22 years serving as an airman.  Not because […]

  • PACE Partner of the Month:
    Communities in Schools

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    The PACE leadership team would like recognize Communities in Schools as the Partner of the Month for April. Communities In Schools of Spokane County (CISSC) is part of the the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, working in public schools to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in […]