LifeSkills Lifelong Guidelines

At Dacusville Elementary our discipline plan is based on LIFESKILLS and Lifelong Guidelines. They are our building block for collaboration and the foundation for absence of threat in school and at home. They represent how we treat anyone with whom we have a working, caring relationship. They help students evaluate their own performances and give them an understanding of which social behaviors will enhance their success.



  • Caring: to feel and show concern for others.
  • Common Sense: to use good judgment.
  • Cooperation: to work together toward a common goal or purpose.
  • Courage: to act according to one's beliefs.
  • Curiosity: a desire to investigate and seek understanding of one's world.
  • Effort: to do your best.
  • Flexibility: to be willing to alter plans when necessary.
  • Friendship: to make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring.
  • Initiative: to do something because it needs to be done.
  • Integrity: to act according to a sense of what is right and wrong.
  • Organization: to keep things orderly and ready to use.
  • Patience: to wait calmly for someone or something.
  • Perseverance: to keep at it.
  • Pride: satisfaction from doing your personal best.
  • Problem Solving: to create solutions in difficult situations and everyday problems.
  • Resourcefulness: to respond to challenges and opportunities in innovative and creative ways.
  • Responsibility: to respond when appropriate, to be accountable for your actions.
  • Sense of Humor: to laugh and be playful without harming others.


  • Trustworthiness: to act in a manner that makes one worthy of confidence.
  • Truthfulness: telling the truth is about personal responsibility and mental accountability.
  • Active Listening: means listening with your eyes, ears, and heart; and undivided attention.
  • No Put Downs: a put down is a way of saying "I am better than you, richer than you, smarter than you, and have more options than you."
  • Personal Best: says it is not the teacher alone who determines success, but rather students are given guidelines to evaluate their own performance against telling criteria.