promote, and encourage positive behaviors and school atmosphere. MCC Elementary has been involved in using the PBIS Program since 2011. We affectionately refer to it as “Rebel Pride”.
Our three primary school-wide behavior expectations are “Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Ready to Learn.” At the beginning of each school year, students are given a “passport”. They use this passport to travel to each area of the school (classroom, playground, hallway, etc.) and learn the specific behavior rules for that area. This fall, students were rewarded with a Passport Picnic when they had completed learning all of the school rules. The Murray County Pork Producers came out and grilled a pork burger lunch for all of our elementary students. A big thank you to our kitchen staff and the Pork Producers for making the picnic a great event!
Now that all of our students have been taught the school rules, we continue to promote good behaviors by awarding Rebel Pride slips to students when they display outstanding behavior. Slips can then be drawn for individual prizes or saved by the teachers to meet a specific classroom goal. When the goal is met, classes can earn rewards such as extended recess or a popcorn and movie party. The entire elementary school is also working toward a BIG goal of 20,000 Rebel Pride slips to earn a school carnival!
Rebel Pride also includes personal encouragement, such as sending positive postcards or emails home to parents, staff members recognizing and supporting each other’s efforts, and a Rebel Pride Program that will be held once each quarter. The Rebel Pride Program will be a fun time to gather all of our students and staff together to celebrate each other’s achievements, as well as reinforcing our “Three R’s” – Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Ready to Learn! Please ask our students to tell you about the “Three R’s” and encourage them to use great behavior at home, in the community, and everywhere they go!
MCC Elementary Mental Health Coordinator