Building a Supportive and Caring School Culture
We recognize the importance of building a positive school environment and have programs in each building that help in this effort. From programs to speakers, we have immersed ourselves in recognizing the positive behavior of others and creating a culture promotes respect, responsibility, and problem solving at every level.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS): Each building has a PBIS committee dedicated to implementing a system of supports for students that help teach common behavioral expectations, and promote positive behavior within the building. Parents may recognize these systems of positive support in the form of "Bus Bucks", Student of the Month, or the Wall of Fame. Each building may have different terms and programs to recognize and support students in making good choices, but the themes of being respectful, being responsible, and being a problem solve are universal across the district.
Hope Squad: Implemented in the 2019-2019 school year at our Middle Schools, the hope Squad will expand into the Freshman School and High School over the next few years. HOPE Squad students are trained to be active listeners so they may help and respond to peers who are struggling with emotional issues such as depression and suicide.