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Bell ’s Crossing Core Values

At Bell's Crossing, our core values,"Seven Habits to Success", can been seen, heard, and felt throughout the building from our students, staff, parents, and community. We take pride in letting our good character shine.

Be Proactive

I am responsible.

I do not blame others for my wrong actions.

I take initiative.

I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods.

I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

Character Education Connections:

Responsibility, Integrity, Initiative, Perseverance, Courage

Begin With The End In Mind

I plan ahead and set goals.

I do things that have meaning and make a difference.

I am an important part of my classroom and school.

Character Education Connections:

Effort, Responsibility, Goal Setting, Determination

Put First Things First

I spend my time on things that are important.

I say “no” to the things that I know I should not do.

I set priorities, make a schedule and follow a plan.

I am organized and show self-control.

Character Education Connections:

Organization, Self-Control, Commitment, Initiative

Think Win-Win

I balance courage for getting what I want,

with consideration for what others want.

I make deposits into other’s “emotional bank accounts”.

When disagreements happen, I look for a “third” solution.

Character Education Connections:

Fairness, Flexibility, Problem Solving, Respect

Seek First To Understand... Then To Be Understood

I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings.

I try to see things from their point of view.

I share my opinions and ideas.

I listen without interrupting.

Character Education Connections:

Compassion, Friendship, Caring, Courtesy, Respect, Active Listening


Everyone is good at something.

Everyone needs to get better at something.

We can all learn something from one another.

Working in groups helps to create better ideas than what one person can do alone.

Character Education Connections:

Individuality, Creativity, Cooperation, Patience

Sharpen The Saw

I take care of myself by eating things that

are good for me, exercising and getting enough sleep.

I learn about many new things, not just things at school.

I take the time to help others.

Character Education Connections:

Pride, Sense of Humor, Curiosity, Generosity