RBCS students and faculty continue tradition of integrity

Special to The Log
Students signing the Student Honor Code at RBCS include (from left) senior Kyle Wilson of Fort Walton Beach, sophomore Logan Carollo of Destin and junior Josh Birdsong of Destin.

As Rocky Bayou Christian School students in grades seven to 12 transitioned into the opening weeks of school, they were met with the challenge to sign the RBCS Student Honor Code. 

RBCS Superintendent Dr. Michael Mosley encouraged students during the first chapel assembly of the school year to courageously participate in the Honor Code’s commitment to integrity and service to others before self.  Modeled after Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesians 4, the Honor Code is a promise to be a servant leader whose words and deeds are honest and true. 

After closing the chapel gathering, he invited students to voluntarily sign the Honor Code and publicly pledge to act and speak sincerely. In concurrence with the student body, RBCS faculty were also invited to sign their own version of an honor code, the Teachers’ Pledge.

The RBCS Student Honor Code states: 

I will put away falsehood and speak the truth with my neighbor, for we are members one of another.

I will not steal, but rather labor, doing honest work with my own hands, so that I may have something to share with anyone in need.

The talk that comes out of my mouth will be good for building up as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

“Our Student Honor Code encapsulates the school’s mission to build in students true character inspired by Christ,” said Adam Rhoads, RBCS’s discipleship director. “I am grateful for the way our faculty steps up to model the Honor Code commitment by signing their own Teachers’ Pledge. Practicing honesty in words and actions is an essential life-skill that goes hand-in-hand with academic success.”