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Lifelong Guidelines & Lifeskills

Edison staff and students follow the Lifelong Guidelines and the Lifeskills. We believe that the Lifelong Guidelines and Lifeskills contribute to our safe and nurturing school community. Student are recognized for following the Lifelong Guidelines and Lifeskills by earning a Lifeskills card. Lifeskills cards can be turned into the school office where students are entered into a raffle each week. The winner's names are announced on the Morning Show each Friday.


Lifelong Guidelines:

  • TRUSTWORTHINESS – To act in a manner that makes one worthy of trust and confidence
  • TRUTHFULNESS – To be honest about things and feelings with oneself and others
  • ACTIVE LISTENING – To listen with the intention of understanding what the speaker intends to communicate
  • NO PUT-DOWNS – To never use words, actions and/or body language that degrade, humiliate, or dishonor others
  • PERSONAL BEST – To do one’s best given the circumstances and available resources



  • CARING – To feel and show concern for others
  • COMMON SENSE – To use good judgment
  • COOPERATION – To work together toward a common goal or purpose
  • COURAGE – To act according to one’s beliefs despite fear of adverse consequences
  • CREATIVITY – To generate ideas; To create something original or redesign through imaginative skill
  • CURIOSITY – A desire to investigate and seek understanding of one’s world
  • EFFORT – To do your best
  • FLEXIBILITY – To be willing to alter plans when necessary
  • FRIENDSHIP – To make and keep a friend through mutual trust and caring
  • INITIATIVE – To do something, of one’s own free will, because it needs to be done
  • INTEGRITY – To act according to a sense of what’s right and wrong
  • ORGANIZATION – To plan, arrange, and implement in an orderly way; to keep things orderly and ready to use
  • PATIENCE – To wait calmly for someone or something
  • PERSEVERANCE – To keep at it
  • PRIDE – Satisfaction from doing one’s personal best
  • PROBLEM SOLVING – To create solutions to difficult situations and everyday problems
  • RESOURCEFULNESS – To respond to challenges and opportunities in innovative and creative ways 
  • RESPONSIBILITY – To respond when appropriate; to be accountable for one’s actions
  • SENSE OF HUMOR – To laugh and be playful without harming others