Building Pride Inside & Out

The 8 Keys of Excellence character education program guides our young Panthers toward a positive future full of confidence, motivation, creativity, team work, leadership and valuable life principles.

The 8 Keys of Excellence

Each month a key or character trait is the focus. A description of each key as well as the month it will be focused on is listed below.


Take responsibility for your actions.  Be accountable and responsible for what you feel, say and do. Be someone who can be counted on, someone who responds.


Learn from mistakes.  Embrace the concept that failures provide you with the information you need to learn and grow so that you can succeed.


Speak honestly and kindly.  Speak in a positive sense with good intent, being responsible for honest and direct communication.


Do whatever it takes.  Follow your vision without wavering.  Keep your promises to yourself and to others.


Make the most of every moment! Focus your attention on the present moment, knowing that how much attention you pay to now determines the quality of your tomorrow.


Match behaviors with values.  Conduct yourself in the state of authenticity, sincerity, and wholeness that results when your values and behavior are aligned.


Be willing to do things differently.  Recognize what’s not working and be willing to change what you’re doing to achieve your desired outcome.


Keep a healthy mind, body, and spirit.  Make positive choices.  Experience a sense of well-being and fulfillment by focusing on your highest priorities.