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Character Counts

Gilroy High School is a Character Counts! School.

Gilroy High School is a Character Counts! School. 

The photos below sadly depict the areas on our campus after lunch today (Thurday, August 26) where students are not following the tenants of Character Counts!  for
  • RESPONSIBILITY for their mess,
  • TRUSTWORTHINESS as unreliable citizens of GHS,
  • RESPECT of the school environment, and
  • CITIZENSHIP "Daring to make our school and community a better place". 
Be a Mustang with Character.  Don't make GHS ghetto. Show your pride and can your trash.
Please help us make and keep Gilroy High School a clean and safe place for the entire community to share.

 Seniors leave a mess at their tables after lunch

Seniors leave a mess at their tables after lunch.  A trash can sits inches away.

Juniors leave trash at their tables after lunch

Juniors leave trash at their tables after lunch.


More Trash after lunch on 8/26; notice the trash cannot even a step away.



Trash left inside


Six Pillars of Character


Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends and country


Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant of differences • Use good manners, not bad language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements


Do what you are supposed to do • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your choices


Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly


Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need


Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment