Bear Creek
    Each trimester the Bear Creek staff looks for character traits in our students.
    We want to encourage students to show these traits not only at school, but throughout their daily lives. The students pictured below have been recognized for exemplifying the Habits as leaders at Bear Creek.

    HABIT 1: Be Proactive
    Responsible people are able to make sound, moral decisions and are answerable for their own behaviors.
    They are reliable and can be depended upon and trusted. 
    They are characterized by good judgement, and sound thinking. 
    Responsible men and women always fulfill their obligations.  Pro-Active responsible students exert initiative, accept responsibility for actions, control their emotions, and focus on things they can influence.  They make things happen.
     4th Grade 4th Graders 
    Noah Bedwell, Brayden Brinser, Ben Creason, McKenzie Davis, Liam Engle, Phoebe Garver, Colton Gillham, Audra Gilmore, Norah Griffin, Giana Hummel, Alyssa Kline, Dustin Lefever, Lucas Locker, Sophia Mercado, Kainum N'Dikwe, Jacob Nelsen, Jaiden Sands, Miranda Shovlin, Landen Smyser, Mary Stofflet, Joey Wagner, Harper Walters, Alex Whitney, Lilah Zeiders
    5th Grade
     5th Graders 
     Ella Beachler, Gavin Bush, Maxxwell Cooper, Cayden Dennis, Mason Ebersole, Ava Glass, Daniel Greenawalt, Olivia Hazel, Avery Heckman, Mason Henry, Jacob Lerch, Gracie Kopp, Hunter Mateer, Tyson McNew, Anya Messick, Anna Mincemoyer, Grace Mortha, Zaria Phillips, Mackenzie Shubert, Margo Sirinides, Ben Smith, Cadyn Snyder, Kaden Tavera-Nuevo, Greyson Williams, Paighton Yocum
      6th Grade 6th Graders 
    Porter Avers, Shaylin Barto, Coy Burkett, Gage Checkeye, Taylor Cunningham, Isaac Elicker, Nolan Ernst, Grace Errett, Gage Gray, Larkin Harney, Ben Herres, Payton Keeports, Laura Kleis, Alexis Marra, Jaycie McGarvey, Dylan Mervine, Morgan Nauss, Ty Pinkerton, Noelle O'Brien, Leah Sites, Jessie Smucker, Jennalynn Spangler, Luka Spayd, Carter Torborg, Kolby Wallace, Brianah Wolfe, Haley Yashinski, Isaac Zeiders 
    HABIT 2: Begin with the End in Mind
    Students are in the pursuit of meaningful purposes with clear school wide goals and strategies.  They have clear personal goals.
     4th Graders4th Graders
    Asher Alleman, Patrick Brandt, Olive Bombash, Kelsey Cunningham, Orion Fogelman, Renata Garcia Perez, Kenzie Givens, Addison Glick, Jackson Greiner, Camden Gumbert, Carson Hoffmaster, Gwen Hoover, Lily Hostetter, Irelyn Kennedy, Trinity Kirk, Austin McKain, Bella Miller, Jackson Morrow, Josie Neefe, Kamie Schatz, Olivia Ross, Brooklynn Vuxta, Callie Willenbecher, Morgan Zellers
    5th Graders 5th Grade
     Narah Barnes, Alexis Bartels, Mya Beachy, Eleni Brehm, James Burke, Harper Dearolf, Kolton Eckinger, Emma Golihew, Valerie Hall, Amaya Heisey, Garrett Helm, Julia Henry, Lyla Kay, Tyler Kelly, May Leaman, Miguel Ocasio, Nicholas Reigner, Hailey Ritchey, Joseph Shank, Matthew Sikora, Greyson Williams, Scott Yerger, Kasey Zook
    6th Grade 6th Graders 
    Emily Addams, Shelby Bachert, Morgan Baker, Cassidy Carl, Taylor Cunningham, Noah Farmer, Emma Haak, Carter Heck, Yarianis Hernandez Malave, Chase Huggins, Derek Ippolito, Wyatt Joiner, H'Imirah Nunn-Jordan, Maggie Leaman, Mersadie Manfred, J.J. McBride, Samantha McCurnin, Jaycie McGarvey, Amber Musser, Derek Nieves, Mallory Readinger, Mya Stackhouse, Malakai Stoner, Caleigh Troop, Brendon Valentine, Jay Vazquez, Brooke Wagner, Gabriel Warburton, Cameron Wilkins
    Put First Thing First
     Students are focused on important priorties.  They say NO to frivolous requests. They make time for planning, preparation and prevention.
    Think Win-Win
     Students think win-win, are trustworth.  They balance courage with consideration, and look for ways to benefit the whole. Collaboration and sharing best practices is encouraged.
    Seek First to Understand
     Students diagnose before they prescribe solutions.  They are empathic, nonjudgemental, and feel free to express opinions freely.
     Students seek out others' ideas and value diversity.  They are humble.  There is high teamwork and creativity.  Students feel free to think outside the box.
    Sharpen the Saw
     Students strive for continuous improvement.  They are up-to date. energetic, and enjoy a family feeling.  They keep their spirits high.