Hackett Elementary School currently has a school wide behavior plan called PBIS or Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. Hackett Elementary has its own PBIS team that will train staff and students on what PBIS means to them. “The goal of PBIS is to create a social culture in our school building that will encourage positive behavior and interactions, while discouraging problem behaviors,” according to the Illinois PBIS Project.
We have monthly character trait assemblies with corresponding goals and lessons and we teach children how to be “STARR Students”. The STARR focuses on being Safe, Trustworthy, having an A+ Attitude, and being Respectful & Responsible. Students receive rewards for exhibiting the STARR expectations.
PBIS is a team effort and we are asking families to talk at home about the “STARR Student” matrix and to encourage students to follow these expectations. We expect students to demonstrate “Above the Line” behavior at school. If students behave “Below the Line”, they have to fill out a think sheet and fix their behavior and if they are “Below the Bottom Line”, they fill out a think sheet and have to meet with the principal. If students fill out a think sheet, you will receive a phone call to make you aware of the situation. Please reinforce our school rules at home because consistency helps kids understand what is expected of them.
We also have a S.T.A.R. Parent Program that allows parents to earn S.T.A.R. Awards! Each month we will choose one award, and that parent will win a prize! Prizes include gift cards, tickets to sporting events, gift baskets and more! Parents can earn S.T.A.R. Awards by completing one of the following activities: S: Serve as a volunteer at Hackett, T: being a Terrific example, A: Attend a PTO meeting or workshop at Hackett, R: Read with your child.