• Respect is to value the worth of people or things.  Important parts of showing respect include:  courtesy, civility, and acceptance or differences. 

    Acceptance is to honor others and never abuse, insult, demean, harass, or harm them. 
    "Diversity" or acceptance of everyone means, "Different individuals valuing each other regardless of skin, intellect, talents, or years. D-I-V-E-R-S-I-T-Y." 

    Responsibility is doing your part. 
    "The buck stops here." Harry Truman
    At Sulphur Springs School, we will be responsible to others and ourselves. 

    Empathy is to identify and have concern for others and have an urge to help.. 
    "Let there be such oneness between us, that when one cries, the other tastes salt."  Rosebelle Believe

    Caring is being helpful, kind, and giving to others. 
    Caring people have grown form a "give-me" to a "give-you" attitude. 

    Honesty is saying and doing things in a truthful, open, and reliable way. 
    "There's no right way to do the wrong thing." 

    Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is looking. 
    "When the cat's away the mice will play."  1470 Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs
    "Mighty oaks from little acorns grow."  6th Century BC Lao Tze

    Courage is being brave enough to act as one knows he/she should.  It's believing in yourself, your abilities, and your talents. 
    "Triumph is just 'umph' added to try." 

    Citizenship is people committed to the welfar of their neighborhood, town, state, and world.