The North Slope School District has adopted a new behavior program, called Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS). A team of community members and school staff meet to determine how PBIS is structured within each school. At Harold Kaveolook School, an initial team meeting outlined the Harold Kaveolook Pledge and the students' behavioral expectations in common areas, like the hallways, gym, locker rooms, bathrooms, and cafeteria. When students successfully meet the expectations, they are rewarded with Ram Rewards tickets. All of the tickets are compiled together to get a school total. The team works together to set a total goal and a reward for reaching that goal.
The first goal of 100 tickets was reached in 8 days! As a reward, the students were able to take some time out of their regular schedule to paint a temporary wall with images depicting the theme, "School Pride."
The second goal was 300 tickets. When students reached this goal, they participated in a bon fire on the beach. They roasted marshmallows, beach combed, and had fun celebrating our success as an independent, cooperative, and responsible student body.
The third goal was 500 tickets! On Thursday, November 3, the HKS student body met that goal. To celebrate, the students got to have a movie afternoon on Friday. There were 3 movies showing throughout the building. Students could chose their movie and watch with their friends. There was also lots of Halloween candy floating around and even some popcorn. Congratulations, Rams!
The fourth goal is 750 tickets. The PBIS committee will meet and come up with the reward for achieving this next ticket total. The committee strongly relies on student input to set the reward, so make sure you share your ideas with your teacher.