W.W. Moore



February Character Trait

     Compassion was the character trait highlighted for February. Ms. Robin Owens, Coordinator of Student Intervention Services for Danville Public Schools, was the guest speaker. Ms. Owens got the students motivated at the beginning of her presentation by holding up an apple. She had the students repeat the phrase, “I am the apple of someone’s eye.” She allowed the students to give their definition of compassion and give examples of how they could show compassion. Ms. Owens reminded the students that there are many things that can affect our level of compassion such as life’s events, peers, the media, jealousy, etc. She also pointed out that true compassion is demonstrated when we help someone and expect nothing in return. Finally, Ms. Owens urged the students to strive toward improvement in the area of showing compassion on a daily basis.