Thursday, October 25, 2012

New School Rules and Character Education Themes

Our school is embarking on a journey to improve the character and increase positive behavior of students here at Coral Canyon Elementary School! We are implementing a new initiative called PBIS or Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. This is a framework that guides the students mastery of school rules and character education lessons learned via Steps to Respect, our classroom bullying prevention program.

In order to make this easier for students, we have opted to revise our school rules to 4 concise and easy-to-remember rules that envelope other classroom rules or expected behaviors at Coral Canyon. 

The new school rules are:

Be Really Safe!
Be Respectful!
Be Responsible!
Be Ready to Learn!

We will also be focusing our character education at the school on monthly themes taken from Steps to Respect. These themes are:

October- Be a Friend, Not a Bully
November- Include Others
December- Friends Play Fair
January- Put Ups, Not Put Downs
February- Stand Up for the Truth (Assertiveness)
March- Bystander Power (Positive Peer Pressure)
April- Be an Example

We will start celebrating and reinforcing these rules and themes this month with our Principal's 200 Club. Click here to learn more about it!