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Weekly Themes

Series 3 Secondary Level


Our Weekly and Monthly Themes help establish a “virtue vocabulary” on your campus and provide a focal point for the week or month.

Weekly Themes:

Below

Monthly Themes:

August through May
September through June

Things to know:
  • Each theme includes 1) corresponding daily broadcast messages from which to choose, 2) corresponding journal page, 3) corresponding lesson plan and an additional broadcast message.
  • Best practices include 1) posting themes on marquees, chalkboards, or in parent newsletters and 2) referring back to the themes as teachable moments arise.
  • It's important to remember that your school has entered into a licensing agreement with Project Wisdom. Copying, sharing, or transferring materials to another campus is strictly prohibited and threatens the viability of our small business.
Themes & Journal for
Five-day Weeks
Quotes Message & Lesson Plan

Each of these Weekly Themes has a corresponding journal page which allows students to reflect on the theme of the week. These journal pages are included below.

These quotes encapsulate the weekly theme. Post on marquees, bulletin boards, chalkboards and/or parent newsletters. Additional corresponding broadcast messages with lesson plans.
Note: Even if you are not interested in the lesson plans, there are additional broadcast messages here.
Attitude: A Key to Success
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

A person with a sour face should not open a shop.
~ Japanese proverb

Creating and Sharing Positive News

 

Attitude: Keeping a Positive Outlook
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Attitude is half of success.
~ American proverb

Expecting the Best

Character: Making Wise Choices
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Strong character depends not so much upon chances as upon choices.
~ American Proverb

What’s it Worth?

Choices: Designing Our Future
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Fate can be pushed in the right direction.
~ American Proverb

Respecting the Land

Citizenship: Making a Difference
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
~ Theodore Roosevelt

Extraordinary Possibilities

Confidence: Daring to Be Your Best
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

I dare you to think bigger, act bigger, and be bigger.
~ William H. Danforth

You’re Not the Boss of Me

Determination: Overcoming Obstacles
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Success comes in rising every time you fall.
~ American Proverb

Here Comes Tomorrow

Diversity: Finding Common Ground
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

On this shrunken planet, we can no longer live as strangers.
~ Adlai Stevenson

We may have come on different boats, but we’re in the same boat now.
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Finding the Dream

Education: Lessons for Learning
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
~ Saint Francis of Assisi

Learning to Learn

Goals: Road Maps to the Future
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll probably end up nowhere.
~ Hal Urban

Four-leaf Clovers

Goals and Dreams: Creating our Future
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

I have a dream.
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In dreams begin responsibility.
~ William Butler Yeats

Cloud Watching

Helping Others, Helping Ourselves
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Help others as they help you.
~ American Proverb


Each One Matters

Helping Others and Making a Difference
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
~ Anne Frank

Helping: A Winning Tradition

Hugs, Humor, and Laughter
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Laugh and be well.
~ American Proverb

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
~ Victor Borge

Lighten Up

Kindness: A Peacemaker
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Kindness is a great peacemaker.
~ American Proverb

Simple Kindness

Know Thyself: Understanding Who I Am
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

He who knows himself, knows others.
~ American Proverb

Matters of the Art

Love: Educating the Human Heart
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Let man cultivate toward the whole world a heart of love.
~ Buddhist Proverb

As a man thinks in his heart, so he is.
~ American Proverb

The Importance of Love

Moral Courage: Doing What’s Right
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Keep your courage up and it will keep you up.
~ American Proverb

There is no right way to do something wrong.
~ Unknown

Sticks and Stones

No Man is an Island
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

The entire ocean is affected by a single pebble.
~ Blaise Pascal

Everyone has influence, for good or bad, upon others.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

The Power of Words

Obstacles or Opportunities
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

When fate hands you lemons, make lemonade.
~ Dale Carnegie

All in Good Order

Obstacles: Stumbling Blocks or Stepping-Stones?
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Obstacles are stepping-stones to success.
~ American Proverb

Bouncing Back from Adversity

Principles: Rules for Living
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

A fair character is a fair fortune.
~ Irish Proverb

What Kind of Person am I Going to Be?

Respect: Honoring Those Who Teach Us
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Whoever cares to learn will always find a teacher.
~ German Proverb

Appreciating Those Who Teach

Respect: Simple Things Make a Difference
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

The road to success is always under construction.
~ Anthony Robbins

I’m Listening!

Respecting Others: The Golden Rule
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

He who does good to another does good also to himself.
~ Seneca

Instant Mean

Respecting Yourself and Others
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Don’t find fault; find a remedy.
~ Henry Ford

Don’t Be Late

Responsibility: Building Character Muscles
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Responsibility educates.
~ Wendall Phillips

The buck stops here.
~ Harry S. Truman

Counting for Something

Smiles: A Universal Language
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

A smile is the same in any language.
~ American Proverb

Beauty Secrets

Success: Doing Our Best
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

I do the very best I know how, the very best I can.
~ Abraham Lincoln

Turning Inspiration into Action

Success: How to be a Winner
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Success is operated on a self-service basis.
~ American Proverb

Let Nature Be Your Teacher

Successful Living (Keys to)
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Life is a picture, so paint it well.
~ American proverb

Books Take You Places

Three-day Week    
Uniqueness: I Am Unrepeatable!
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

You cannot put the same shoe on every foot.
~ Publius Syrus

One of a Kind

Special Weekly Topics    
First Week of School: New Beginnings
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

From good beginnings come good endings.
~ American proverb

Well begun is half done.
~ Aristotle

Clean Slate

Thanksgiving Week: Gratitude
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
~ American proverb

Celebrate Life!

Winter Holidays: Peace and Charity
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

It is not the gift that counts, but the thought behind it.
~ American Proverb

Get Creative!

Last Week of School: Have a Safe and Fun Vacation!
Corresponding daily messages
Corresponding journal page

Joy is not in things, it is in us.
~ Benjamin Franklin

There’s medicine in fun.
~ Unknown

Dancing with the Stars


Note: See additional messages for special topics not included in the above categories: Rosh Hashanah, Facing A Disaster: New Beginnings/Overcoming Adversity, Halloween, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday, Buddha's Birthday: Character, Easter, Mother's Day, National Library Week: Books As Treasures, and Memorial Day. Refer to Project Wisdom Series 1 for the following daily messages: Veterans Day, United Nations Day, Ramadan, Asian/Lunar New Year, and Valentine's Day.

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