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Wednesday, March 06, 2013
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  • Taking responsibility for ourselves and our actions.
  • Coming to school prepared and ready to learn.
  • Choosing to do the right thing all the time, and.
  • Considering the safety of others and ourselves.

Did you know that 80% of automobile crashes involve some form of distraction within 3 seconds of the incident?

74% of Americans admit to being distracted while driving.

Because using a cell phone requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is an extremely dangerous distraction.


Do you know someone who texts or surfs the web while driving?

Help be a responsible citizen by reminding the person you are riding with to put the cell phone down while they are driving. By being responsible, you might help save a life.

Do you practice responsibility by being a safe driver?

Texting and driving is not only against the law in many states, but can also turn a harmless drive into a nightmare. Just think about it, what if you looked away for just a moment, and didn't notice the car you were driving changing lanes into oncoming traffic. If you are lucky enough to look up in time and see you are not in your lane anymore, you could react quick enough to save yourself and maybe others as well……….But, what if you are not? Far too many people have been unable to make this correction in time to prevent disaster. Texting and driving is dangerous. Texting and driving does kill!

Is texting and driving really worth risking your life?

Be responsible by putting your cell phone down while driving!

You could help save your life and the lives of your friends and family.


Responsibility isn’t complicated; it starts with the basics –


Be on time. Have all materials needed for class. Focus. Do your best. Don’t blame others for your lack of success if you are the one unprepared.


Making sure you’re where you need to be and you’re prepared for class sounds pretty simple. It’s an example of how responsibility means being organized and just doing what needs to be done. This basic concept is a difficult one for many people. But those who master it enjoy many rewards.


  Be on time – Be focused – Be prepared!

 A successful tomorrow begins by doing your best today!

Accepting responsibility………Everything we do comes with consequences. Study for a class? The consequence could be that you get a good grade and are able to participate in extra-curricular activities.

Fail to study? The result could be missing out on activities – and dealing with disappointed parents.

No matter where you are – or who you are – you’re responsible for your actions. Be sure to accept responsibility for your actions by:

1. Focusing all of your attention on the task at hand;

2. Giving 100% effort in everything you do;

3. Recovering quickly from mistakes; and

4. Staying positive no matter what.


Talent and hustle get you to the top. If you’re light in talent, double your hustle!

Every day is full of decisions. What kinds of decisions are you making? Will these decisions take you where you want to go? Or are they leading you in the wrong direction? Follow your personal road map…….. Like making turns on a road, making decisions in life will dictate your destination. It’s hard to become a doctor if you flunk science class. And there aren’t many professional musicians who become great by deciding not to practice. Make your decisions work for you. Put decision-making opportunities to good use. Determine what you want to do and what decisions will help you get there. Then, create your road map of decisions and follow it.


What’s important to you?


What are your priorities?


Do your daily decisions support these priorities or work against them?


 If it’s important to you to make the basketball team, shooting hoops is a better choice than playing video games.


If it’s important to you to do well in school, studying for that big science test is a better choice than going to the mall or talking on the phone with friends.


Figuring out what’s important to you can be tricky – especially with peer pressure all around. But part of accepting responsibility for yourself and your actions is standing up for what you think is right.


Set healthy goals for yourself.


Determine the steps you need to take to reach your goal;


And focus on those steps every day until your goal is achieved, regardless of negative peer pressure.


It’s difficult to climb the ladder of success if your hands are in your pockets!


Part of being responsible means respecting others and their differences. What’s right for you may not be right for another person, and vice versa. Respecting those differences and acting on your own behalf is part of growing as a person – and growing up. Accepting responsibility can be intimidating, but it’s part of the rush of being human. It’s like riding a bike for the first time: It’s scary, but the real fun begins once the training wheels are off and no one is steadying the seat for you.


Politeness is called for even when you dislike someone.



Responsibility goes hand-in-hand with being a good leader. For example, if you want to participate in sports, you have to have responsibility. Your grades have to be good, so it requires responsibility in the classroom.


Responsible students do what they’re supposed to do in order to reach important goals. When students are responsible, they stand out as role models — whether they realize it or not.


Choose to be a good example every day by being responsible. You never know when the person watching you may need your positive influence!




Here are some ways you can exhibit responsibility at school:


Take initiative. Don’t wait for someone else to take charge. If you see something that needs to be done, do it.


Look out for your fellow students. Taking care of each other is key to being a responsible classmate.


See the big picture. Understand your place in your school, and your school’s place in the community.


Be a role model. Whether you realize it or not, someone looks up to you.


And last but certainly not least; Say thank you. Be grateful for the opportunities you are afforded by your teachers, classmates. When you feel gratitude, express it.


You are responsible for your success in education. In the U.S., we tend to take our education for granted. Everybody goes to school. It isn’t a big deal. In fact, it’s taken for granted to such an extent that we actually complain about school.


Imagine: we complain about something that people in other countries are literally dying to get! Complaining can become an addiction – Don’t get hooked!


It’s your job to appreciate your educational opportunities and make the most of them. Think of education as the fuel that will take you where you want to go in life.


Resist the allure of mediocrity! Challenge yourself by being engaged in class -today and every day! By doing so, you will create opportunities for yourself that you will benefit from for a lifetime.



You’re responsible for your own health. It’s all over the news: young people don’t exercise enough. Young people eat poorly.


Lots of kids blame it on school lunch, or too much homework or whatever the excuse of the week happens to be. But the bottom line is- your body is your responsibility. Take care of it and it will take care of you. Abuse it and things will start falling apart. What type of future do you want? What do you need to do to prepare your body to get you there? Eating healthy and exercising are responsibilities you cannot afford to ignore. Set goals for your health today so you may continue to be healthy tomorrow. Your future depends on it!



Here are some ways you can be responsible for assuring your success in education.


1.    Answer all written questions with a complete sentence.


2.    Complete your homework every day.


3.    Be as organized as possible


4.    And be the best person you can be.


Here are some additional ways you can be responsible for assuring your success in education:


1.    Problem solve for yourself instead of depending on others.


2.    Take initiative instead of waiting to be told to do something.


3.    Don’t get offended when teachers correct you. We learn from correction.


4.    Follow along when your teacher or classmates are reading aloud in class.


5.      And finally, refrain from participating in off-task behavior or discussions in class.

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