Lifelong Guidelines

Trustworthiness: To act in a manner that makes one worthy of confidence

Truthfulness: To act with personal responsibility and mental accountability

Active Listening: To listen with attention and intention

No Put Downs: To never use words, actions, and/or body language that degrade, humiliate, or dishonor others

Personal Best: To do one’s best given the circumstances and available resources


The lifeskills that follow explain in detail the meaning of personal best. An individual working on incorporating the lifeskills into daily behavior is acting on the personal best guideline. The purpose of teaching lifeskills is to ensure a healthy, safe, and positive environment for everyone. This program will be used throughout the school day and during all school sponsored activities, both within the school and while students are away from the school building. It is the goal of the Woodland school community that students should exhibit proper behavior as a result of their own desire to be a good citizen.

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

Resourcefulness: To respond to challenges and opportunities in innovation and creative ways.