What a week it has been!
We welcomed students back into the building on Tuesday, with a completely unique schedule including PBIS boosters (reminders), as well as advisory and transition activities. Students experienced the day with their advisory groups, moving around the building to participate in various activities including PBIS Flight Plan Reviews, One Word Feather Creation and Social Contract Development. What does all that mean you might be wondering?
Social Contracts: an opportunity to gather students input in classroom behavioral expectations which will allow us to function as a self-managing group. Students were asked to consider the following four questions in order to thoroughly consider all perspectives: How do you want me to treat you? How do you think I want to be treated? How do you want to treat one another? What should we do if someone violates the contract? We worked through unique contracts at each grade level which will allow for consistent expectations in all of the classrooms of that particular grade level.
Flight Plans: a set of behavioral expectations for a particular area or situation students will encounter during the school day. Students reviewed expectations in the cafeteria, hallways and about cell phone use.
**Please reinforce to your children that cell phones are to be turned off during the day. **
**Calls or texts to parents need to be made from the office.**
One Word Feather Creation/ Goal Setting: students chose one word to focus on for 2018. Rather than a New Year's Resolution, students and staff chose one word to describe an area of focus and improvement, then created a feather which will form a mural on display in the cafeteria.
All students participated in some transition time as well!
6th grade focused on learning about friendships versus acquaintances and bullying. Our 7th graders heard from student council about leadership opportunities they will be able to participate in next year. While 8th grade spent some time with the Whitnall High School administrators which included time to ask questions of them related to their 9th grade experience.
The day ended with a celebratory all-school assembly where students were recognized for participating in the various clubs and athletic opportunities offered at WMS, as well as viewing a slideshow of pictures taken throughout the day.
We are thrilled to have all our kiddos back in the building! Thank you for sharing them with us every day!