Character Matters at GMPS

Every month, we focus on a Character Trait and a part of our Maverick Touchstone.  At the end of the month we recognize students who have stood out to exemplify that trait in that month, and we introduce the trait for the following month.  We encourage you to discuss the traits at home and look for examples of how we demonstrate good character in everyday life.

Parents are welcome to attend the assembly, and the parents of those students who are receiving an award are sent an invitation.  There is a chart below that shows which trait and touchstone line we focus on each month. Dates for the assemblies are posted on the street sign in front of the school and will be on the Google Calendar under the Blog’s Calendar tab.  We have moved the time of the assemblies to 9:15 to make it easier for parents to attend, however please do not feel obligated to come if you are unable because we will send the certificates home.

Our next assembly, for Courage, will be on DECEMBER 4th

Character Trait Touchstone Line

September

(Respect)

We embrace people for who they are
October

(Responsibility)

We do the right and stop the wrong
November

(Courage)

We take risks and can unlock the future
December

(Perseverance)

We strive to do our best
January

(Empathy)

We understand that our words have impact on others
February

(Initiative)

We cherish teamwork; collaboration and leadership matter
March

(Fairness)

Equity rings true in our school
April

(Honesty)

We shine a bright light on the environment
May

(Integrity)

Bullying behaviour is never acceptable
June

(Optimism)

German Mills Mavericks burst with pride and confidence