Gilroy High is a Character Counts! School.
The photos below sadly depict the areas on our campus after a recent lunch, when students are not following the tenants of Character Counts! for
- RESPONSIBILITY for their mess;
- TRUSTWORTHINESS as unreliable citizens of Gilroy High;
- RESPECT of the school environment;
- CITIZENSHIP — "Daring to make our school and community a better place."
Be a Mustang with Character. Don't make Gilroy High ghetto. Show your pride and can your trash. Help us make and keep Gilroy High School a clean and safe place for the entire community to share.
Seniors left a mess at their tables after lunch. A trash can sits inches away.
Juniors left trash at their tables after lunch.
More trash after lunch. Notice the trash cannot even a step away.
Trash left inside.
Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends and country
Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements
Do what you are supposed to do • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your choices
Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly
Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need
Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment