Honor System

ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL HONOR SYSTEM

The teachers and staff of St. Joseph School collaboratively designed our approach to school-wide behavior management that emphasizes positive behavior interventions and support. It is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in our school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success.

Using our existing St. Joseph School Honor Pledge, we developed a behavior matrix highlighting various environments around our school that focuses on teaching and promoting desired behaviors. Students in grades K-8 learn about and practice these behaviors daily. If a student demonstrates an undesired behavior (please see minor/major infraction chart), he or she will receive positive encouragement, re-teaching, and/or a consequence. If a student is following expectations and demonstrates exemplary behavior, they are awarded an Honor Slip! Students can then save up Honor slips and “cash them in” for various rewards throughout the school year.

ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL HONOR PLEDGE

H is for Humility

I pledge to be humble by putting others before myself and by not bragging or being boastful.

O is for Obedience

I pledge to be obedient by following God’s commandments and by being a good example to others.

N is for Neighborliness

I pledge to be a good neighbor through my willingness to help others and by sharing what I have with those who have less.

O is for Opportunity

I pledge to recognize every opportunity to show my faith through my thoughts, words, and actions.

R is for Respect

I pledge to respect all life forms and our planet earth and to be a good steward with all the gifts and talents God has given me.

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