At Bakersfield P.S. we emphasize the importance of our students demonstrating good character in their classrooms, the school, and the community at large. Our school is filled with citizens of good character. Every day we see students demonstrating respect, responsibility, honesty, empathy, fairness, initiative, perseverance, integrity, courage, and optimism. We also have students adopting growth mindsets –positive attitudes about themselves as learners, which recognize the importance of dedication, learning from mistakes, and hard work which nurture a love of learning and resiliency that contribute to their success.
We like to acknowledge our students demonstrating these characteristics as making us Bakersfield Proud, and we take opportunities to recognize them during periodic assemblies and on our daily announcements.
We’d like your help, though. We only see what our students do at school, but we would like to extend our emphasis on Bakersfield Proud behaviours and attitudes beyond the school, recognizing our students’ good character at home and in the community. Is there something you know of that would make us Bakersfield Proud of your son or daughter? Please send in your own Bakersfield Proud messages to be read on the announcements by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. (A permanent widget has been added on the right sidebar of this blog for parents to make future submissions.) Consider some examples:
- “We are Bakersfield Proud of Jennifer Smith for completing her yellow belt in Karate. She worked very hard over the last six months, practicing three times a week to reach her goal.”
- “We are Bakersfield Proud of Kevin Le for helping out at home when his mom and dad were sick. He showed tremendous initiative in making dinner for his siblings so his parents could rest.”
- “We are Bakersfield Proud of Shelley Green for scoring her first goal in ice hockey. Six months ago she couldn’t even skate, but she was determined to learn, and we’re so proud of her perseverance.”
- “We are Bakersfield Proud of Jonathan Singh who volunteered all weekend at his temple to run programs for younger children. He took the role seriously and showed great responsibility.”
Help be our eyes and ears in the community and share your