PRIDE

CMS PRIDE

We are excited to announce that Clinton Middle School has begun implementing a Positive Behavior Interventions and Support program (PBIS).

What is PBIS?

The PBIS model is a proactive way to establish school-wide supports needed for all students to achieve social, behavioral, and academic success.  One important piece of PBIS is developing a set of school-wide expectations that are well-known to all students and people affiliated with our school.  For our expectations, the staff team created an acronym PRIDE. 

Striving for Excellence

We all have something that we like about ourselves. Some of us have a talent for music, academics or sports. No matter how big or how small we may see that special talent we have; each day when we wake up, we look forward to the time when we can participate in that activity which we find rewarding and enjoyable. Expressing our talent and abilities gives us a sense of pride. Pride is the feeling we get when we feel good about what we have accomplished, what we can do well. 

We have been given the opportunity to change this school forever. Our talents and our abilities will be used to create an atmosphere of pride in Clinton Middle School. We have all had days at school that we have felt great about. Maybe we got a good grade on a test or the teacher complimented us on a job well done, or some of our friends told us that they liked our work. Regardless of what has happened in the past, we all enjoy feeling appreciated and respected. The teachers, the students, and staff can make a difference and create an atmosphere where everyone is recognized for their talents and abilities. Now, here is our chance to make that happen every day we come to school. 

Preparation

Getting yourself in order to be ready.

In the classroom
 

  • Be seated when the bell rings
  • Have materials ready

In the Locker Room
 

  • Have belongings organized and ready in your locker
  • Have gym clothes available
  • Dress quickly

In the Bathroom
 

  • Get a pass
  • Use passing times when possible for bathroom trips

At Recess/ In the Cafeteria
 

  • Have your money/account number/lunch ready
  • Get everything you need the first time through the line

In the Hallway
 

  • Have materials organized and ready

Respect

Treating people and their property the way you would like to be treated.

Bathroom
 

  • Respect people’s privacy
  • Flush
  • Use proper hygiene--Wash your hands
  • Leave it better than you found it
  • Report any problems to the staff immediately

Hallway
 

  • Speak at appropriate tone
  • Stay on the right when walking
  • Keep hands and feet to yourself

Locker Room
 

  • Speak at appropriate voice level 
  • Keep good boundaries, hands/feet to self

Classroom
 

  • Use manners—please, thank you, raise hand to speak
  • Maintain personal space
  • Use appropriate voice level and kind words
  • Listen to the teachers' instruction

Recess/Cafeteria
 

  • Use manners—say please, thank you etc.
  • Maintain personal space
  • Be courteous and patient
  • Play cooperatively

Integrity

Making the best choices.

Bathroom
 

  • Return to class right after done
  • Be prompt to and from
  • Be where you say you’re going to be 

Hallway
 

  • Report any safety issues
  • Handle bullying issues appropriately
  • Manage personal materials and space
  • Honor others’ personal space/materials

Locker Room
 

  • Report any safety issues
  • Handle bullying issues appropriately
  • Focus on managing your personal materials and space
  • Honor others’ personal space and materials

Classroom
 

  • Be honest
  • Do your own work and hold others to the same standard.
  • Report any safety issues
  • Handle bullying issues appropriately
  • Follow through on your commitments 
  • Accept responsibility for your actions

Recess/Cafeteria
 

  • Report any safety issues
  • Handle bullying issues appropriately
  • Hold your place in line/line up properly

Discipline

Showing focus and self-control.

Bathroom
 

  • If possible use during passing time, lunch time
  • Use time wisely
  • Avoid distracting others-to and from

Hallway
 

  • Walk swiftly and safely to your next class
  • Respect personal space and property
  • Keep moving to avoid traffic jams

Locker Room
 

  • Walk swiftly and safely to your next class
  • Respect personal space and property
  • Secure your locker

Classroom
 

  • Be seated when the bell rings
  • Remain focused during class time
  • Accept constructive criticism/consequences
  • Follow classroom routine

Cafeteria/Recess
 

  • Consume all food and beverages in cafeteria
  • Follow direction from staff
  • Stay in your seats rather than roaming around
  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself

Excellence

Being the best you can be.

Bathroom
 

  • Clean up after yourself
  • Practice appropriate hygiene
  • Leave it better than you found it

Hallway
 

  • Be early
  • Keep locker neat and clean
  • Keep hallway area clean
  • Encourage and help others’ to be on time

Locker Room
 

  • Be on time
  • Keep locker and surrounding area neat and clean
  • Encourage and help others’ to be on time

Classroom
 

  • Be on time
  • Keep locker and surrounding area neat and clean
  • Encourage and help others’ to be on time

Cafeteria/Recess
 

  • Clean up after yourself
  • Be a role model for those around you
  • Encourage others to participate in recess activities
  • Include others in lunch groups