Smyrna School District Core Value Definitions

  • Compassion A deep feeling for and understanding of others without regard to race, age, creed, or social standing. This includes kindness, generosity, forgiveness, caring, friendship, love and sharing toward all people including the physically and mentally challenged.
  • Integrity A steady and faithful observance of a code of moral values. This includes honesty in word and deed and a sense of right and wrong.
  • Perseverance The inner strength to remain constant to a purpose, idea, or task in the face of obstacles. This includes dedication, consistency and having a positive attitude.
  • Respect Having a high regard for oneself and others. This would include self-worth, pride, physical well being, contentment, peace, humor, appreciation for differences and individuality, fairness, respect, and tolerance. This may include faith in God.
  • Responsibility Being reliable and following through on commitments. This includes being responsible for your actions as a family member, teacher, student and citizen. You can demonstrate your responsibility through service to others and self control.