STARRS Program Overview
STARRS- Students will be encouraged to exhibit qualities of Service, Trustworthiness, Achievement, Respect, Responsibility, and Support
Components of STARRS:
SERVICE: Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment • Volunteer
Lessons will focus on challenging students to get involved in clubs, take care of the school, community and each other(protect against bullies), and participate in a school-wide service project.
TRUSTWORTHINESS: Be honest • Play by the rules • Don’t deceive, cheat, or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends, and country
Instruction will address standing up for those who cannot stand up for themselves locally (review bully prevention steps) and internationally (social justice issues), the importance of honesty and integrity, and building healthy relationships.
ACHIEVEMENT: Strive for success • Persist in the face of failure • Take pride in accomplishments • Seek out/face challenges • Be optimistic • Work hard • Attribute performance due to effort • Set and track goals
Class time will be centered on goal setting, examining characteristics of those who succeed and importance of a positive attitude towards work.
RESPECT: Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant and accepting of differences • Use good manners, avoid foul language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements - Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly
Teaching will cover effective conflict resolution, the importance and impact of word choice and behavior (highlighting negative effects of bullying), positive peer interaction and understanding of others’ differences.
RESPONSIBILITY: Do what you are supposed to do • Plan ahead • Persevere • Always do your best • Practice self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes • Set a good example for others
Lessons deal with controlling emotions, reviewing and assessing goals, making wise decisions, exercising discipline, and the impact of media choices on self and others.
SUPPORT: Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need
Discussions will be centered on local and international needs and practical ways to help, the importance of practicing thankfulness and appreciation, practical tips on how to forgive and the benefits of extending forgiveness.