In December, I was delighted to host and visit with the first group of C. E. O.s during lunch! Each child was selected by their homeroom or enrichment teacher. The children were recognized in their classrooms for growing in the area of being truthful or consistently demonstrating truthfulness. At lunch, I enjoyed hearing about how and why each child was selected. The children were given a stretchy band that displays the four Honor Code words along with #reptheprep etched on the inside. I am so proud of our children for understanding that we are ALL works in progress! I am grateful that He is still working on me!
This year we are focusing on honoring God by developing a Christ-like spirit. The school Honor Code focuses on four characteristics: Honor, Respect, Truth, and Scholarship. All of our C. E. O. traits are part of these Honor Code characteristics.
Each morning we speak a few words about the month's trait on the morning announcements. The Raider Report (the school news show) features a segment dedicated to developing a Christ-like spirit. Our chapel programs are also a great opportunity to reflect on God's word and working to become a C. E. O.
The Traits and verses for the 2017-2018 school year are listed below.
November/ December : Truthful
Ephesians 4:25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.
Ephesians 4:2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it wholeheartedly as though you were doing it for the Lord and not merely for people.
April/ May: Leadership
1 Timothy 4:12 Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for other believers in your speech, behavior, love, faithfulness, and purity.