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Elementary School
21126 Catawba Avenue
Cornelius, NC 28031
Courier #: 346
P: 980-343-3905  |  F: 980-343-3907 
Principal: Jessica Holbrook
LC: Northwest
Bell Schedule: 8:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Grades: K-5
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Character Ed



Click the blue note for lyrics to the the Cornelius Cougar Character Ed Song 


Month Character Trait Definition Expanding the Understanding

Building Relationships and Setting the Stage for Positive Character


Emphasize respect, responsibility and caring - the cornerstones of positive character
September Respect

Showing high regard for self, others and property.

cooperation, respect for authority, courtesy, tolerance, listening to others, mutual support & the golden rule
October Responsibility

Being accountable for your own behavior.

work ethic, collaboration, dependability, initiative, effort, self control, positive attitude, choices, reputation, commitment, positive attitude, and independence
November Honesty

Being truthful in word and action.

integrity, trustworthiness, reliability
December Caring

Showing concern for the well being of others.

kindness, giving, compassion, patience, empathy
January Justice and Fairness

Demonstrating impartial, unbiased and equitable treatment for all.

keeping a good conscience, friendship, resolving conflicts, teamwork, unity, tolerance
February Citizenship

Being an informed, responsible and caring participant in your community.

service, generosity, patriotism, role models, rules for living
March Courage

Doing the right thing in the face of difficulty and following your conscience instead of the crowd.

personal goals, facing challenges, moral courage, new beginnings, overcoming failure
April Perseverance

Staying the task and not giving up. Demonstrating commitment, pride and positive attitude in completing tasks.

diligence achievement, completing a project, learning from mistakes
May Hope

Believing you will be successful.

setting goals, belief in oneself, dreams


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