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!
- Teaching social and emotional skills is as important as teaching academic content.
- How we teach is as important as what we teach.
- Great cognitive growth occurs through social interaction.
- What we know and believe about our students—individually, culturally, developmentally—informs our expectations, reactions, and attitudes about those students.
- How we work together as adults to create a safe, joyful, and inclusive school environment is as important as our individual contribution or competence.
- Partnering with families—knowing them and valuing their contributions—is as important as knowing the children we teach.
- 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
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:
A-Always Do My Job
N-Nice Words and Honesty
D-Demonstrate Respect for People and Property
O-Objects, Hands, and Feet to Myself
- 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?
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: