Kissam Character Education

At Kissam Elementary, character education is valued and encouraged. Through our character education program, students learn valuable lessons about effectively interacting with others in society. Giving students the resources they need to function in a diverse world is necessary no matter what their circumstances. Character education is the root of an individual’s ability to problem solve and make decisions that positively affect their livelihood. Each six weeks we have a character focus from the Six Pillars of Character and students in every class and grade level are recognized and awarded for their ability to display these characteristics in the school setting.


Monthly Character Focus

  •  August/September - Respect
  • October - Responsibility 
  • November - Trustworthiness 
  • December - Caring 
  • January - Fairness
  • February - Citizenship
  • March - Responsibility 
  • April - Respect
  • May - Trustworthiness 


Trustworthiness : blue
Think "true blue"
Respect : yellow/gold
Think the Golden Rule
Responsibility : green
Think being responsible for a garden or finances; or as in being solid and reliable like an oak
Fairness : orange
Think of dividing an orange into equal sections to share fairly with friends
Caring : red
Think of a heart
Citizenship : purple
Think regal purple as representing the state

Students can use this acronym to help them remember that people with good character are terrific:
T rustworthiness
R espect
R esponsibility
F airness
C aring
C itizenship -

See more at:
Character Counts