• Spirit of the Gator Award 

    As part of the district-wide Character Development Initiative, throughout the district, all GCS students and staff will focus on a specific character trait each month. Each House Teachers chooses students they feel have exemplified the character trait(s) of the month(s) and they are recognized at the upcoming awards social.  You can find the dates for upcoming awards on school calendar. 

    August/September: Responsibility        
    Being dependable in carrying out obligations and duties. Showing reliability and consistency in words and conduct. Being accountable for your own actions. Being committed to active involvement in your school and community.

    October: Respect
    Showing high regard for other people, for self, for property, and for country. Understanding that all people have value as human beings. 

    November/December: Kindness
    Being considerate, courteous, helpful, and understanding of others. Showing care, compassion, friendship, and generosity. Treating others as you would like to be treated. 

    January/February: Courage 
    Having the determination to do the right thing even when others don't. Having the strength to follow your conscience rather than the crowd. Attempting difficult things that are worthwhile. 

    March: Integrity
    Having the inner strength to be truthful, trustworthy, and honest in all things. Acting justly and honorably. 

    April: Self Discipline
    Demonstrating hard work and commitment to purpose. Regulating yourself for improvement and restraining from inappropriate behaviors. Being in proper control of your words, actions, impulses, and desires. Doing your best in all situations. 

    May/June: Perseverance
    Being persistent in the pursuit of worthy objectives in spite of difficulty, opposition, or discouragement. Exhibiting patience and having the determination and strength to try again when confronted with delays, mistakes, or failures.