An educational goal of the Bastrop Independent School District is to prepare students to become productive members of a democratic society. We believe that our democracy is based on the assumption that the following character traits are accepted values, and that all individuals can demonstrate personal and social accountability. Therefore, the following character traits, according to local board policy FA (local), will be modeled by district personnel, and integrated into the curriculum across all grade levels and subjects. Further, BISD will encourage participation of families, businesses, and churches in this effort.
JUNE - Honor: Demonstrating adherence to principles considered right, acting with integrity as you respect yourself and others.JULY - Patriotism: Honor and support the United States of America, and, by your words and actions encourage others to do the same.AUGUST - Respect: Through your language and actions, exhibit consideration and courtesy to others in all your activities and situations.SEPTEMBER - Honesty: Through a variety of activities, students will demonstrate trustworthiness, fairness, and straightforwardness of conduct in their own character development and interpersonal relationships.OCTOBER - Responsibility: Students will exhibit moral, legal, and mental accountability for their choices, regardless of pressures to do otherwise.NOVEMBER - Compassion: Students will demonstrate empathy and respect for others in school, life, and career settings, accepting the right of all people to be treated with courtesy and dignity.DECEMBER - Perseverance: Students will acknowledge the importance of persistence while encountering negative influences, forms of opposition, or discouragement.JANUARY - Loyalty: Students will recognize the need to establish personal and career relationships and select causes based on positive ethical principles for which they can remain true.FEBRUARY - Justice: Students will exhibit fair and equitable behavior which is consistent with the laws and principles that govern a democratic society.MARCH - Self-Reliance: Students will believe in their own self-worth and learn to rely on their strength of mental and moral courage to accomplish tasks, manage time, and relate effectively with others.APRIL - Self-Discipline: Through activities, students will demonstrate positive patterns of behavior and the strength of mental and moral courage to accomplish tasks, manage time and relate effectively with others.MAY - Integrity: Students will understand the importance of adhering to a code of conduct necessary for successful performances in the workplace and in their personal lives.