For the month of January, we are going to focus on the pillar of Responsibility! Responsibility is green because it reminds us of fiscal responsibility as well as our duty to take care of our earth. This month we are reviewing this important pillar to kick off 2017 in order to refocus and reset our minds with the valuable components of responsibility. Many people create resolutions in January in order to set goals as a way to start anew and begin again. The idea of a new year with a clean slate helps many zone in on what one wants to achieve in a new year. The pillar of responsibility tells us that a person of character is able to meet the demands of duty, is accountable, pursues excellence, and exercises self-control. These key ideas are great talking points to work with our students as we embark upon our spring semester. How can you help reinforce this with your family? What does self-discipline look like at home and at school? What does perseverance mean and can you give an example? When someone always does their best, what are those positive consequences as a result? I hope you will take time this month to discuss Responsibility with your student as we kick of a new year at DME!