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Our Positive Behavior Schoolwide System


"Paw Bucks"

is based on the 



Guiding Principles of the






“The Four Paws of the Wolf”



1) Power to choose


  • You have control of your pro-activity and re-activity
  • Be responsible for your actions
  • Delay gratification
  • Take the initiative
  • Be a good friend and listener
  • You choose your actions, attitudes, moods, and outlook
  • You control yourself by controlling what you think, what you say, and what you do
  • Always choose to do the right thing regardless of who, if anyone, is watching




“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
- Joanne Kathleen Rowling






2) Plan for today and tomorrow


  • Take good care of what needs to be done today with an eye toward the future
  • The quality of your effort makes a difference
  • It matters to you and others who care for you
  • Work hard
  • Take responsible risks
  • Be organized
  • Prioritize and put first things first
  • Be a good citizen
  • Cope well with adversity
  • Learn to the best of your ability
  • Respond to positive actions with another positive action


“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
- Jimmy Dean





3) Part of the pack


  • You belong here and are an important part of this community
  • Connectedness to our learning community
  • Uphold your dignity and that of others
  • Take responsibility for the emotional and physical safety of all
  • Enhance self esteem through success with challenges
  • Be tolerant of others
  • Cooperate, collaborate, and work well with your team
  • Respect boundaries
  • Be humble Be reliable Be flexible Be resilient
  • Be persistent
  • Be empathetic
  • Be patient with yourself and others
  • Advocate for yourself and others
  • Communicate productively
  • Be self-aware
  • Assume leadership with positive words and actions
  • Be honest with yourself and others


“By building relations we create a source of love and personal pride and belonging that makes living in the world easier.”
- Susan Lieberman

4) Win–Win 

  • Be brave and seek solutions that benefit and satisfy all
  • Believe in your ability to be successful
  • Consider positive alternatives in conflict
  • Give and take constructive criticism
  • Make good decisions for yourself and others
  • Listen first, try to understand second
  • Help others whenever possible
  • Seek creative solutions
  • Have respect for others
  • Make the most of your talents to serve well others and yourself
  • Compromise and share

“Let’s not do it your way, or my way. Let’s do it the best way.”
- Greg Anderson



Each marking period we highlight each of the four paws; nevertheless, I tell our students that these are life lessons that can be incorporated at any time!  

Main focus is to build respect and  leadership qualities while guiding our students to make positive choices for themselves!  

Always with the primary intent of our school mission in mind,

Leading the way; making a difference every day!