What are Mighty Mustangs?
Meadowvale Elementary uses the philosophy of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) as the framework for its school discipline policy. The key to this framework is that appropriate behavior needs to be taught and retaught throughout the school year. Discipline is learned and should be taught in the home, school, and community. As students mature, they should be given increased responsibility consistent with their developmental level and social maturity.
The goal of these guidelines is to develop, in students, an understanding of appropriate behavior, so that little external enforcement is required. When this occurs, a positive and productive learning environment will result, enabling students to strive for excellence.
Meadowvale’s behavior purpose statement reads as follows: At Meadowvale Elementary, we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for ourselves and our learning, and strive for a safe and positive school for all.
School expectations are taught under the theme of “Mighty Mustangs” These expectations are school-wide and all fall under three main rules:.
1. Be Respectful.
2. Be Responsible.
3. Be Safe.
Although the approach toward discipline at school will emphasize the positive, the focus of this framework is on changing or controlling inappropriate behavior, rather than on punishment. All students will be made aware of the consequences of any misbehavior with fair, firm and consistent application of the policy. Careful consideration is given to individual situations, so that the school's response to the student is appropriate. Guidelines have been established for expected school behavior. Students must respect themselves, others, and property at all times and should use the rules of common courtesy when interacting with others.