Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Middle School Team Program


The philosophy of Bear Creek Community Charter School is based on the fundamental belief that every child who attends school is entitled to a quality education. In order to ensure a positive learning environment, the rules of behavior and good manners are expected and encouraged. Bear Creek Community Charter School utilizes a School Wide Positive Behavior Support System to encourage and acknowledge appropriate behaviors in all school settings.


The Middle School Environmental Team Program is a key component of the School Wide Positive Behavior Support System as a strategy for achieving important social and learning outcomes while preventing problem behavior. This program will work concurrently with the Olweus anti-bullying program in the Middle School to ensure a challenging but safe environment exists which is conducive to high academic achievement. Because of the school's environmental theme, many of the components of this program will also have an environmental theme.


Each middle school homeroom will be designated a separate team, with students collectively selecting a name, motto, symbol, etc. with an environmental theme for their respective team. Each team will elect two students to be the team's representative to a student body that will make recommendations about elements of this program and other issues that affect the middle school. One student will also be designated as the “Team Treasurer” who will tally team points.


Students will be given “coins” throughout the quarter by school staff, recognizing positive behavior. The team whose members receive the greatest number of coins in each quarter will receive a team reward, chosen by the students of the winning team. One team will also win an annual reward for the highest coin total for the entire year. Additionally, the student receiving the most coins on each team will receive a reward at the end of the school year.


Coins are distributed to students for random acts of kindness, good sportsmanship, serving as a positive role model, environmental stewardship, and volunteerism. The Team Program is not an academic recognition program.