H.E.A.R.T Skills

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.