PROMOTING POSITIVE CHOICES!
Middle school is a time for adolescents to make choices, but also to rely on the guidance and counsel of adults who are important in their lives. In a world where many students routinely face challenging situations that require practical social skills and strength of character, trends in education are supporting programs like Project Wisdom that teach concepts such as integrity, respect, confidence, courage, honesty, and diligence. Emerging data indicates that effective character education improves academic achievement.
In addition to Project Wisdom, the staff and I will be implementing the Jefferson 5 Point Creed. Our goal is to ensure that each student memorizes the creed, understands what it takes to live up to the creed in all settings, and help them live it out on a daily basis.
- Be Responsible
- Do your best each day
- Think before you speak
- Put others first
- Avoid Conflict
Students having a difficult time following the Jefferson 5 Point Creed will receive a series of progressive consequences; counseled by the principal, break detention, behavioral essay, lunch detention, parent/teacher conference, Student Study Team meeting, after school good citizenship classes, behavior support plan, in-school support room, and suspension. Depending on the severity of the behavior students may start at suspension. If a student receives 3 office referrals or is suspended they will be ineligible for a trimester. Students that are ineligible may not participate in activities such as field trips, Science Camp, graduation activities, attendance at games, parties, dances, special events, participation in co-curricular and athletic activities.