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Metcalf Values

Self Respect is demonstrated by the following set of statements:

  • I know who I am and I like myself;
  • I feel safe and secure emotionally and physically;
  • I feel I belong;
  • I take care of myself;
  • I have a healthy lifestyle; and
  • I have a purpose in life and I know I can make a difference.

Respect for Others is the recognition of the worth of other people; their ideas, beliefs, and possessions. Consideration is give to the rights and feelings of others when making decisions.

Honesty is being truthful, fair, sincere, trustworthy, and open with careful regard for the rights of others.

Cooperation is the willingness to work together.

Responsibility is the obligation to be dependable, trustworthy, and accountable to oneself and to others.

Love of Learning encompasses an open-minded, enthusiastic, and curious attitude toward new ideas. An environment that encourages creativity, critical thinking, self-reflection, exploration, and perseverance is essential to foster a true love of learning.

Positive Attitude is a state of mind that promotes a high level of self-esteem, confidence in one’s abilities, a sense of humor, and the courage to persevere.

Appreciation of Diversity is the recognition of the many similarities and differences existing in families, cultures, values, beliefs, peoples, ideas, and abilities. Differences are approached with openness, sensitivity, and the realization that diversity is a cherished asset of a pluralistic society.

Kindness is exhibited through caring attitudes and caring acts.

Community Mindedness begins with the realization that everyone is a member of multiple communities ranging from small school communities to city communities to very large global communities. In each of these communities there is a need to practice good citizenship through active participation.

Humility is the ability to be self reflective in an effort to appreciate personal strengths and recognize and accept personal weaknesses.