Character Education, Life Skills, Guidance & Counseling

8 Traits of Iditarod – Determination

Read about Determination – the 8th trait of Iditarod in this story by Sanka. Click here to view this PDF File.                                          

Building Relationships: Matters of the Heart

By Cathy Walters Parents and teachers everywhere desire that their children be responsible citizens. As teachers and parents, we hope and pray that our children make good choices, knowing the difference between right and wrong. Children constantly hear from authority figures that they are in charge of their behavior and all of the decisions they …

Iditarod Works as a Behavior Program

Our school mascot is a husky, so we thought it was an appropriate tie in with Iditarod. Students compete by grade level-6th, 7th, and 8th. We have weekly and monthly “checkpoints” where each grade is given points based on their behavior and showing their “husky pride,” 30 points for 1st, 20 for 2nd, and 10 …

It Takes a Team

By Blynne Froke Our high school basketball team has had great players for decades, but we have only had great seasons a few times.  The simple reason for that is that it takes more than some good players to win a game and especially to have a great season.  It takes a great team.  All …

A Picture Tells a Story: Teamwork

Once upon a time there were two dogs that had to learn how to work together to achieve a common goal.  Jack and George were not born to the same litter; they weren’t even born into the same type of family.  In the beginning… Jack was born to a wealthy land-owner; George was raised on …

Bully Bosca

Now days, there is much concern about bullying in schools, on the play ground, in Physical Education class and even in the dog yard. All age groups can be the target of a bully – puppies, yearlings, two-year-olds, adults and seniors. I want to share a story about bullying in the Just Guts Dog Yard. …