In 1993, the Wake County Public School System adopted eight character traits to promote the importance of character education in the classroom and to help create a positive learning environment.
Each month at Aversboro, students are nominated by their classroom teachers and/or peers for best showing each monthly character trait. We reward each student chosen by publishing their name in the Aversboro PTA Newsletter, and giving them a certificate and pencil!
  • September ~ Responsibility: Being dependable in carrying out obligations and duties. Showing reliability and consistency in words and conduct. Being accountable for your own actions. Being committed to active involvement in your community.
  • October ~ Respect: Showing high regard for authority, for other people, for self, for property and for country. Understanding that all people have value as human beings.
  • November ~ Courage: Having the determination to do the right thing even when others don't; the strength to follow your conscience rather than the crowd. Attempting difficult things that are worthwhile. 
  • December ~ Kindness: Being considerate, courteous, helpful and understanding of others. Showing care, compassion, friendship and generosity. Treating others as you would like to be treated.
  • January ~ Self-discipline: Demonstrating hard work and commitment to purpose. Regulating yourself for improvement and refraining from inappropriate behaviors. Doing your best in all situations.
  • February ~ Integrity: Having the inner strength to be truthful, trustworthy, and honest in all things. Acting justly and honorably.
  • March ~ Perseverance: Being persistent in pursuit of worthy objectives in spite of difficulty, opposition, or discouragement. Exhibiting patience and having the fortitude to try again when confronted with delays, mistakes or failures.
  • April ~ Good Judgment: Choosing worthy goals and setting proper priorities. Thinking through the consequences of your actions. Basing decisions on practical wisdom and good sense.