H.E.A.R.T. Skills are the character traits we emphasize at Thurston Elementary. H.E.A.R.T stands for:
Honor – Doing the right thing, even when no one is looking
Empathy – Knowing and caring how others feel
Accountability – Being responsible for your actions
Respect – Treating others the way you want to be treated
Teamwork – Working well as a group
Our staff are always on the lookout for students showing H.E.A.R.T. behavior, with various rewards including H.E.A.R.T. tickets and weekly ice cream drawings. Approximately every other month we reward specific behavior at a H.E.A.R.T. assembly. We also do weekly H.E.A.R.T. attack lessons to reinforce the H.E.A.R.T. traits.