Climate and Culture
SCHOOL CLIMATE AND CULTURE
School climate and culture is important for EVERYONE. A Positive School Culture and Climate is one where all individuals feel valued, cared for and respected. We believe that such an atmosphere contributes to effective teaching and learning and to genuine communication, both within and outside of the school.
- Everyone in the school should know what it means to be respectful.
- Bullying is a harmful and disrespectful behavior that continues when given attend from recipients, bystanders, and peers.
- Everyone in the school should have a strategy that stops attending to and acknowledging bullying. When someone is not respectful, ask them to stop. Don’t allow bullying to be rewarded.
- Everyone asked to stop should have a common strategy for moving on without escalation.
- Regular information collection used to assess the safety and health of our school-wide culture.
(Positive Behavior Intervention Supports)
PBIS is a framework that focuses on the positive aspects of behavior by supporting students in making choices that are consistent with school-wide expectations. Staff members encourage students to continue making positive choices in their everyday lives.
We have 3 School-wide Expectations:
- Be Responsible
- Be Respectful
- Be a Leader
Country Meadow Positive Reward Program
PB (Personal Best Rewards):
Part of PBIS is celebrating positive behavior choices throughout the school year. Individual students, groups of students, or classrooms can earn PBs for the entire class. Once our school PB board is filled up with PBs, we draw classes to earn extra recesses.
Based on predetermined criteria, students have the opportunity to earn ducks for our “chuck-a-duck” celebrations. For each duck earned, students try to make it into the duck “pond” by throwing them from behind a line. Each one duck landing in the “pond” is a little positive reward.
Clean Calendar Club
Students have the opportunity to earn a special celebration with principal Mrs. Molargik every month. Students earn participation in the celebration by having a “clean calendar” for the entire month. A “clean calendar” consists of getting zero Bs (behavior marks), Ts (talking marks), and Hs (missing homework). Celebrations can range from an extra recess to a special activity.