Lifeskills

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Life skills and Life-long Guidelines

Lake Shore students and staff work together to foster and develop Life Skills and Life-long Guidelines.

The Life-long Guidelines are:

TRUSTWORTHINESS: To act in a manner that makes one worthy of trust and confidence.

TRUTHFULNESS: To act with personal responsibility and mental accountability.

ACTIVE LISTENING: To listen with the intention of understanding what the speaker means to communicate.

NO PUT-DOWNS: To not use words, actions, and/or body language that degrades, humiliates or dishonors others.

PERSONAL BEST: To do one’s best given the circumstances and available resources.


The LIFE SKILLS that follow explain in detail the meaning of doing one's personal best: 

INTEGRITY: To act according to a sense of what's right and wrong.

INITIATIVE: To do something, of one's own free will, because it needs to be done. 

FLEXIBILITY: To be willing to alter plans when necessary. 

PERSEVERANCE: To keep at it. 

ORGANIZATION: To plan, arrange, and implement in an orderly way; to keep things orderly and ready to use.

SENSE OF HUMOR: To laugh and be playful without harming others. 

EFFORT: To do your best. 

COMMON SENSE: To use good judgment. 

PROBLEM-SOLVING: To create solutions in difficult situations and everyday problems.

RESPONSIBILITY: To respond when appropriate, to be accountable for your actions. 

PATIENCE: To wait calmly for someone or something. 

FRIENDSHIP: To make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring. 

CURIOSITY: A desire to investigate and seek understanding of one's world.

COOPERATION: To work together toward a common goal. 

CARING: To feel and show concern for others. 

COURAGE: To act according to one's beliefs. 

PRIDE: Satisfaction from doing your Personal Best. 
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