The Rossman Community creates positive relationships, mutual respect, and ownership of behaviors through character education, while providing a foundation for academic success within a safe and caring learning environment. We encourage students to maintain positive behavior using a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) model. Student behavior is very important, because we know that if children are behaving in class, at recess, and on the bus, then students are ready to learn.
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) is a systems approach to preventing and responding to school and classroom discipline problems. PBIS develops school-wide systems that support staff to teach and promote positive behavior in all students. By reducing behavioral problems, PBIS creates and maintains safe learning environments where teachers can teach and students can learn.
Our school is practicing The 6 Pillars of Character Program. We encourage you to learn about them (ask your child) and ask that you do everything you can to reinforce them at home. Following are the 6 Pillars of Character with definitions.
TRUSTWORTHINESS – Be honest · Don’t deceive, cheat or steal · Be reliable – do what you say you’ll do · Have the courage to do the right thing · Build a good reputation · Be loyal – stand by your family, friends and country
RESPECT – Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule · Be tolerant of differences · Use good manners, not bad language ·Be considerate of the feelings of others · Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone · Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements
RESPONSIBILITY – Do what you are supposed to do · Persevere: keep on trying! · Always do your best · Use self-control · Be self-disciplined · Think before you act – consider the consequences · Be accountable for your choices
FAIRNESS – Play by the rules · Take turns and share · Be open-minded; listen to others · Don’t take advantage of others · Don’t blame others carelessly
CARING – Be kind · Be compassionate and show you care · Express gratitude · Forgive others · Help people in need
CITIZENSHIP – Do your share to make your school and community better · Cooperate · Get involved in community affairs · Stay informed; vote · Be a good neighbor · Obey laws and rules · Respect authority · Protect the environment