Be a Fremont ST.A.R.!
The Mesa Public School District agreed upon district-wide PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Systems) expectations that schools would use as a tool for teaching expected behaviors. The acronym, ST.A.R., is the format that Fremont decided to use to present these expectations. The letters in the acronym stand for STay safe, Act responsibly and Remain respectful.
The students at Fremont Junior High School have been learning about school-wide behavioral expectations. These expectations have been agreed upon by the staff as an effective way to be proactive in managing behaviors. The following information shows the expectation along with what the particular behaviors should look like at school.
Keep hands, feet, and objects to self
Walk safely and quietly
Follow adult directions
Follow adult directions
Stay in designated area
Complete assignments and school work
Clean up after yourself
Come prepared with supplies and materials
Actively participate in class
Use kind words
Listen politely while others are speaking
Keep school areas neat and clean
Respect personal space
Obey school staff, patrols and bus drivers
Ask first before borrowing
This approach to managing behaviors is a positive one. Students are acknowledged for exhibiting the behaviors that we expect by receiving a “ST.A.R” ticket. These tickets are turned in to the office and the names are read over the announcements for weekly and quarterly drawing “special” rewards. In addition, a quarterly celebration event is held here on campus to celebrate their ST.A.R.status.
This program is based upon a philosophy of recognizing positive contributions of students. Our goal is to help each child develop self-discipline. The home and school share the responsibility for developing good citizens. Parents, teachers and students must work together to maintain a safe learning environment. As part of the ST.A.R. program, teachers, administrators, counselors, and support staff will have the responsibility to TEACH positive behavior expectations to students. ST.A.R. means students will know exactly what is expected of them. Students will also know the consequences that will result when they choose NOT to meet the school-wide expectations.
Please take this opportunity to talk to your child about the expectations at school and the importance of continuing to demonstrate ST.A.R. behaviors. With your continued support and involvement, Fremont Junior High School will persistently provide a safe learning environment where students continue to build civic and citizenship skills that affords all students the opportunity to excel socially, emotionally and academically.