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Unity Program

Clara Barton UNITY Words

 

Accept

Celebrate

Hope

Thank

Appreciate

Consider

Improve

Think

Be Fair

Cooperate

Include

Support

Be Kind

Discuss

Love

Trust

Be Responsible

Forgive

Listen

Unite

Be Truthful

Give

Respect

Care 

 

Help

Share

 

 

These specific words were chosen as they exemplify the qualities of a morally responsible person who lives inunity with others. They are all phrased in the form of "actions" which teachers can use to model the positive behaviors they expect from their students eg : What does it mean to "cooperate" with someone? How can we "be kind" to others? Who can explain what it means to be able to trust someone?

 

The words will be used to guide the culture and climate of Clara Barton School. All members of the CBS family, from staff to students to parents will be a living part of our UNITY program. The goal of Clara Barton’s Unity program will be to promote a culture of peace, harmony and respect not only within the walls of CBS, but in the surrounding community as well.

 

An integral component of the CBS UNITY Program will be our monthly linking ceremonies. The linking program is designed to provide intrinsic motivation for students to embrace the concept of UNITY.  Each month, teachers will nominate students who they feel have worked diligently to embody the character traits defined by the 26 UNITY words. Each student nominated will be recognized at a special grade level ceremony where he/she will ring the Clara Barton UNITY Bell and celebrate his/her accomplishment with their peers and teachers. Students will be selected to speak on behalf of their classmates and teachers will also offer words/thoughts regarding the student(s) being recognized.