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Hello St. Mark’s Community, 

Our sixth and final character pillar is Citizenship. Demonstrating good citizenship is being a person who is involved in trying to make the community, nation, or world a better place. Good citizens are people who are engaged, in big or small ways, in considering the needs of others in their community. Good citizenship in practice is understanding, appreciating, and doing things that make life better for yourself and for others. Citizenship demands participation, involvement, and contribution. Good citizens go beyond their own interests, demonstrate a concern for the needs of others, and recognize their obligations to make their home, school, neighborhood, country, and world the best they can be. Citizenship is a two-way relationship and includes both rights and duties. No one makes a difference without being involved.  

At St. Mark’s, we are fortunate to be a part of a diverse community full of unique individuals who all contribute to this special school in various ways. During the month of April, we will learn more about the important pillar of Citizenship by discussing ways to be a better citizen, practicing empathy through scenarios, reading stories, and playing games to build our character. 

As a family, discuss the ways each member contributes to making your home and community an even better place to live.  

Citizenship is all about… 

  • Be a good neighbor / Serve others  

  • Obey laws and rules  

  • Be respectful  

  • Protect the environment  

  • Volunteer and Vote (when you are old enough) 

  • Cooperate / Be a team player 


Amy Evans
School Counselor