Heusner Positive Behavior SupportsSpotlight on PRIDE at Heusner:
Perseverance Respect Integrity Dependability EmpathyPerseverence - Working hard and not giving upRespect - Showing regard for the worth of someone or somethingIntegrity - Consistently being truthful, fair, and honestDependability - The ability to be counted on and trustedEmpathy - Understanding others' feelingsPride Market - The Heusner Pride Market is up and running.This was taken the first week of school. Comforting another student who was sad during the video. The video was talking about sadness, the feeling. They used a cartoon character whose dog had died. This little guy on the right had lost his dog recently and started to cry. After we talked with him, this is what happened.Fifth grade students buddy with second grade students reading aloud to them.
Teaching PRIDE Expectations:
Staff teaching assembly expectations. Students demonstrating new hallway expectations and signals.Heusner teachers are reinforcing behavior in a variety of positive ways!
Heusner PRIDE Assembly
During an all school assembly, community members took time to share how Heusner PRIDE plays out in their jobs and family life. The presenters helped make PRIDE come alive for students.
Kansas Wesleyan Basketball
Erin Matthews - Salina Journal
Jeff Daily - Fire Department
Dr. FreeloveThe pictures below show students in their Pride Groups learning about Perseverance. Each group consists of 10 members from cross grade levels. Teachers and students have loved meeting in their Pride Groups.Heusner staff has engaged the school community in creating an acronym that represents important character traits for students to have in order to be successful. Students, Parents, and Staff came up with PRIDE. Heusner staff believes in teaching school-wide expectations.
Heusner’s Core Discipline Beliefs
Heusner has adopted the Positive Behavior Intervention Supports model from the state department. As part of this process we have examined and created our core beliefs about discipline:
Students are given opportunities to make decisions and live with the consequences, good or bad.
Whenever possible, students should see a reasonable connection between their actions and the consequences that follow (logical consequences).
Students should be guided through dialogue and expected to solve problems and adopt new behaviors without creating problems for anyone else.
Every attempt will be made to maintain dignity of the student and the adult during a discipline situation.
Teachers will take time to guide, teach, and reward student behavior.
Heusner has created Pride Units in an effort to build relations and a sense of community at Heusner. Students are placed in Family Pride Units which are cross grade level families. These families meet 2 times a month.
For more information about what is happening at Heusner contact – Sandi Renz our PBIS Coordinator