Philosophy / Mission The goal of each elementary school in the T/E School District is to provide the highest quality of educational programs for our students.
The cornerstone of school discipline lies in the development of responsible behavior in each child. All five schools utilize the Bache "Pro-Social Skills" model which emphasizes the responsibility of students to make proper choices for their behavior.
When a choice is made, a student must reflect and evaluate it with an awareness of direct consequences. To facilitate these skills, guidelines are established which are consistent at all grade levels.
All school members are trained to employ this model if and when a confrontation occurs. Student behavior on buses, in hallways, cafeteria, and recess areas is expected to comply with established guidelines.
In addition, rules for behavior are in effect at school sponsored events during or after school hours, on or off the building premises. We believe that a climate conducive to learning is established through the consistent application of disciplinary guidelines, staff expectation and parent support.
The Elementary School Code of Conduct reflects a strong sense of community and partnership exemplified through the responsible behavior and academic excellence of our elementary students.
Pro-Social Skills Overview Behavior psychology indicates that internal language is the key to self-control The Pro-Social Skills Program includes a five-step system that provides language to help children control impulses and make constructive choices. initially, this language is externally impressed by parents and visual icons.
Through modeling, rehearsal, and application, this language is internalized by children and used to exercise self-control and social responsibility.
The following is a list of the five steps:
1. Stop and think
2. Good Choice/Bad Choice
3. Steps to make a good choice
4. Just do it!
5. How did I do?
In addition to the five-step sequence for addressing challenging child behaviors, the Pro-Social Skills Program offers a problem-solving system that is adaptable across ages and situations.