R.C. Waters Elementary participates in a school-wide initiative. It is called Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools by allowing a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn. R.C. Waters has adopted a unified set of expectations for behavior in our school. The unified classroom expectations, found in every classroom and non-classroom settings in the school, are as follows: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Ready.
Student behavior is documented using a tool called ClassDojo. ClassDojo is a free behavior tracking system that reinforces positive behaviors and quickly engages students in becoming accountable for their own choices. One of the main benefits is the easy opportunity to communicate with parents. On a scheduled rotation, students are able to “shop” from the Dojo reward cart using the points they have earned for meeting the behavior expectations.
The top Class Dojo winners for the month of February:
Kindergarten: (left to right) Magnolia Chelette, Remie Ballard, Adalyn Wren, Colton Moore, Blaire Beck, and Evelyn Gabriel
First Grade: (back left to right) Jaxson Denny, Adalyn Slack, Jordan Davis, and Maddy Zak; (front left to right) Harper McGee and Maggie Chaffee (not pictured: Blayke Starkey)
Second Grade: (back left to right) Haygen Kerr, Nathan Wood, Mason Johnson, Payzlie Dinan, Rhiannon Spindler, and Natalie McGowan; (front left to right) Amelia Miller, Amelia Post, Wyatt DeLeon, and Weston DeLeon
Third Grade (back left to right) Amirah Nash, William Ritter, Allison Winter, Brianna Simkus, and Sophia Mathews; (front left to right) Landree Grodi, Penny Toris, Tate Fowler, and Kennedi Nowak (not pictured: Cooper Sweet and Aniyah Garcia)