By Riviera Elementary Principal Christie Forshey
Riviera teaches Character Counts Pillars and plans monthly service projects that align with the following traits. CC utilizes six “Pillars of Character”: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Each pillar has a description, color, animal mascot, and mascot character name.
With the addition of Riviera’s first Transitional Kindergarten Class this year…. Troop 9095 saw the need for a schoolwide TK value word, TK Character Counts color and TK Character! The troop created an action plan to solve this problem and quickly got to work.
The troop first identified 3-5 character trait options: Friendship, Independent, Teamwork. Then the troop proposed animal mascots that aligned with the CC Program to represent the pillar trait.
The troop spoke at flag assemblies to educate the student body on the topic and asked each class to vote on a new TK Pillar of Character!
Ballots were cast, a selection was made by the student body and Troop 9095 has made a lasting impact on the Riviera Character Counts Program! Now the troop plans to paint TK character murals on the TK/Kindergarten playground.
Meet Finley the Fox, that represents the TK Pillar of FRIENDSHIP! Light blue is the color of the pillar that TK students wear every Monday.
All Riviera students learned that friendship means:
- Include others
- Be kind and thoughtful
- Take responsibility for your actions
- Resolve conflict in a positive way
Now Riviera’s TK-5th Grade Character Counts Program is complete with the help of students that had a vision, created a plan and took action! Thank you Troop 9095 for your leadership!
5th Grade- Trustworthiness:
4th Grade- Responsibility:
3rd Grade- Citizenship:
2nd Grade- Respect:
1st Grade Caring: