Stay Positive

Hamiota Elementary School recognizes that "Other People Matter". Positive Psychology has identified a number of character traits that help create citizens and leaders who will enhance our communities and country by internalizing the belief that “Other People Matter.” Each month we will focus on a different character trait to help us build strong citizens.

Below is a list of the character traits we will focus on each month. Our catch phrase for the year is stay positive! A positive mindset can greatly improve the quality of one's life.

September - Gratitude

(You are aware of and thankful for good things that happen.)

October - Fairness

(You believe that all people have value. You approach situations with an unbiased mindset and treat everyone with respect.)

November - Humor

(You like to laugh and bring smiles to other people.)

December - Perserverance

(You complete what you start despite obstacles. You never give up.)

January - Optimism

(You expect the best from the future and work to achieve it.)

February - Kindness

(You are generous to others and you are never too busy to help out. You enjoy doing good deeds for other people.)

March - Perspective

(You appreciate that people see things in different ways. You have the ability to understand the world from multiple points of view.)

April - Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence

(You notice and value the world’s beauty and people’s skills. You don’t take things for granted.)

May - Enthusiasm

(You approach life with excitement and energy. You energize people around you.)

June - Open-Mindedness

(You like to consider new ideas and try new things. You examine things from all sides and don’t jump to conclusions.)