R.C. Waters Elementary participates in a school-wide initiative 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.
R.C. Waters has highlighted the top Class Dojo winners for the month of September.
Kindergarten: (back left to right) Case Roberts, Lillyanna Thompson, Cora Hedges, and Anna Schliller (front left to right) Joseph Avery, Annabelle Pohorecki, Aubrey Smith, and Gavin Sabo
First Grade: (back left to right) Erica Terrell, James Lowe, Tucker Wittman, and Janie Lattimore; (front left to right) Trent Moore, Claire Laughlin, and Cylus Kitchin
Second Grade: (back left to right) Cora Wright, Mason Amborski, Larissa Johannsen, and Jase Klacik (front left to right) Jayce Fleenor, Mason Johnson, Lauren Mulligan, Rylee Wagner, and Ava Ramsey (not pictured: Balian Meyers)
Third Grade (back left to right) Wes Eschenbrenner, Braxtyn Hansen, Ella DeVito, Christopher Gackstetter, and Cara Witkowski; (front left to right) Isabel Meyer, Hailey Sprenger, Carrie Gahler, Oilve Walker, Cooper Perry, and Grady Boss