Safe and Drug-Free Schools


 

Announcement

The goal of Safe and Drug-Free Schools program is to:
  • Foster a Safe and Drug-Free environment that supports academic achievement.
To assure that drug and violence prevention programs convey a clear and consistent message that acts of violence and the illegal use of drugs are wrong and harmful.
 
Character Traits
 
citizenship   confidence   cooperation   courage   dependability   fairness   generosity   goodwill   honesty   independence   initiative   joyfulness   kindness   loyalty   obedience   patience   patriotism   perseverance   politeness   promptness   punctuality    readiness   resourcefulness   respectfulness   responsibility   self-control   self-discipline   self-reliance   sportsmanship   thankfulness   tolerance   truthfulness   uniqueness
 
Halifax County Schools Character Corner
Preparing and Producing Productive Citizens
 
Generosity
“Willing to give and share, unselfish”
 
Thoughts to Ponder:
 
“A sure way for one to lift himself up is by helping to lift someone else.”
    Booker T. Washington
 
“Not what we give, but what we share-for the gift without the giver is bare.”
    James Russell Lowell
 
“A man was once passing through a field where he saw a very old man planting an oak   tree. ‘Why are you planting that tree?’ said he, ‘You surely don’t expect to live long enough to see the acorn growing up into an oak tree.’ ‘Ah,’ replied the old man.  ‘My ancestors planted trees not for themselves, but for us, in order that we might enjoy their shade and their fruit. I am doing likewise for those who will come after me.’”
  The Talmud
 
Generosity in our home, school and community means:
 
  • Helping one another in doing difficult tasks
  • Giving of ourselves unselfishly to help others
  • Sharing our time with friends and family who are in need
  • Appreciating the good things we see in others instead of being envious
  • Sharing whatever we have with our family, peers and others
 
Suggested Reading
 
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
 
The Book of Giving by Kay Chorao
 
Fox and Heggie by Sandra Guzzo
 
The Child’s World of Thankfulness by Janet McDonnell
 
The Banza by Diane Wolkstein
 
If you give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff
 
Aesop’s Fables by Tom Paxton
 
Tico and the Golden Wings by Leon Lionni
 
A Chair for My Mother by Vera Williams


Resources

 
Safe and Drug Free Programs
Resources to assist you with promoting a healthly lifestyle to free students from drugs & violence.