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FALCON Way

Preamble: I have the power to create a great life for myself. My character is demonstrated through high personal & academic standards. I always behave in a way that brings me closer to my goals of success in college, and life. I respect the cultural differences in my school community. I follow the rules to keep my community safe and strong. To achieve my goals, I will follow the FALCON Way of Focus, Attitude, Leadership, Citizenship, Organization, and Non-Violence.

Focus
  • I pay attention in class & do my absolute best on all assignments.
  • I come to class on time with all necessary materials.
  • I never bring materials to school that may interfere with my learning & my cell phone is turned off during school hours.
Attitude
  • I treat my teachers with total respect & use a positive tone & body language when speaking with any adults on campus.
  • I bring a positive attitude even if things don’t go my way.
  • I SLANT (Sit up straight, Lean forward, Act interested, Nod my head, Track my teacher with my eyes).
  • I recognize that students have the right to be different from me.
Leadership
  • I am a positive role model for others.
  • I comply with the uniform policy & dress properly at all times.
  • I support & celebrate the achievements of others.
Citizenship
  • I have integrity & character. I do not lie, cheat, or steal.
  • I complete Community Service hours because it helps my home, school, & community.
  • I take responsibility for my actions & accept my consequences without making excuses.
  • I make an effort to understand & respect people whose background is different than mine.
Organization
  • I am aware of my progress & grades in each of my classes.
  • I use my student planner & keep my binder & backpack organized.
  • My homework & class work are always neat & complete.
Non-Violence
  • I seek to settle my disputes peacefully through discussion & involve adults when I need assistance.
  • I treat my classmates as I wish to be treated. I never tease, laugh at, or put down others.
  • I never engage in play fighting or games that involve hitting.