School Wide Positive Behavior

Every Monday at West Creek Hills, we read this motto together as a school during the morning announcements.

It helps us remember how to support one another and be the best we can be every day!

Monday motto


Responsive Classroom

At West Creek Hills, we are in the process of implementing the practices of Responsive Classroom.
The core belief of Responsive Classroom is that students need to learn a set of social and emotional competencies—cooperation, assertiveness, responsibility, empathy, and self control—and a set of academic competencies—academic mindset, perseverance, learning strategies, and academic behaviors.
The 6 guiding principles of Responsive Classroom are:
  1. Teaching social and emotional skills is as important as teaching academic content.
  2. How we teach is as important as what we teach.
  3. Great cognitive growth occurs through social interaction.
  4. What we know and believe about our students—individually, culturally, developmentally—informs our expectations, reactions, and attitudes about those students.
  5. How we work together as adults to create a safe, joyful, and inclusive school environment is as important as our individual contribution or competence.
  6. Partnering with families—knowing them and valuing their contributions—is as important as knowing the children we teach.
Every student at West Creek Hills will take part in daily classroom meeting. The purposes of this meeting are:
  • To set a tone of respect and engaged learning
  • To create the power of a positive community
  • To model and practice social and emotional skills
  • To merge social, emotional and academic learning
To learn more about Responsive Classroom, click the link below:

At West Creek Hills, we have a School Wide Positive Behavior Support Plan. We teach our students to follow our Can Do expectations:

can do kids

C-Calm Transitions

Students at West Creek Hills can use the H.A.L.L.S. acronym to help them remember how to make a calm transition as they are walking through the hallways of West Creek Hills:

Halls motto

A-Always Do My Job
CAN DO Kids ALWAYS DO THEIR JOB
We want all West Creek Hills students to understand that in order to learn as much as they possibly can while they are in school; they must follow their teacher’s directions and complete all of their class assignments and homework. Students who always do their job are demonstrating the trait of responsibility.
N-Nice Words and Honesty
At West Creek Hills, we use nice words and honesty when we speak to each other.
Use T.H.I.N.K to help you decide if you are making a good choice about the words you are about to say:
think motto
Is it true? In this video, West Creek Hills Student Council members act out a good example of making sure your words are true:
Is it helpful? In this video, West Creek Hills Student Council members act out a good example of making sure your words are helpful to others:
Is it inspiring? In this video, West Creek Hills Student Council members act out a good example of making sure your words are inspiring to others:
Is it necessary? In this video, West Creek Hills Student Council members act out a good example of making sure your words are necessary before you say them:
Is it kind? In this video, West Creek Hills Student Council members act out a good example of making sure your words are kind before you say them:
D-Demonstrate Respect for People and Property

respect

whole body listening

O-Objects, Hands, and Feet to Myself
CAN DO Kids keep their objects, hands and feet to themselves.
CAN DO Kids practice SELF-CONTROL.
Self-control is stopping yourself from doing something that might hurt others.
Self-control is keeping your hands, feet and objects to yourself.
Everyone feels angry sometimes. It is OK to feel angry. It is not OK to act out your anger.
When you feel angry, remember to STOP. Take a deep breath.
Now, THINK about what you should do.
  • Can you talk out your anger? Remember to be honest and specific.
  • Can you walk away?
  • Can you turn your anger energy into something positive?
YOU ARE IN CONTROL!

Character Education

In addition to our CAN DO expectations, we also have a set of social-emotional and academic competencies that we teach and practice each month here at West Creek Hills.
At the beginning of each month, students come by grade level to hear a presentation from Mrs. Durham about the monthly character competency. Throughout the month, students will learn more about that competency from their teacher and will set goals for themselves in demonstrating that competency.
Our monthly comptencies are:
Respect
Growth Mindset
Academic Behaviors
Empathy
Self-Control
Responsibility
Assertiveness
Perseverance
Cooperation
Students may be nominated by a teacher for doing an outstanding job of demonstrating one or more competency. These students will receive a “Super Student Certificate”.
Click here for more information on each competency.

Playground Rules

In order to ensure that all of our students have a fun and safe time at recess, we have developed a set of consistent rules for our playgrounds here at West Creek Hills. To read more about those rules, please click on the link below:

WCH Playground Rules