At North View Middle School (NVMS) we believe that teachers and students deserve a school environments that is safe, supportive, and conducive to learning. To ensure this supportive and inclusive environment, we pay close attention to the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of all students. We provide our students with a school-wide system of supports that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and acknowledging appropriate student behaviors to create a positive school environment.
At NVMS we have developed 3 behavior expectations that are applied school-wide and apply to all students and staff in every environment.
At North View we believe that students should be:
- Responsible and Safe
To ensure this occurs we teach those expected behaviors by direct instruction, modeling and reinforce that learning by allowing time for role play, practice, and by giving reminders and prompts.
In addition to actively supervising and monitoring behavior, we also positively reinforce expected behaviors by acknowledging students who meet or exceed our expectations. We do this by handing out Knight Pride tickets that students can use in our school store, hosting Knight Pride assemblies where students are acknowledged publicly by their peers and staff and providing students with a “Choice Day”.
Students who earn “Choice Day” do so, by not receiving behavioral referrals or participating in restitution activities. By doing this they get to skip class and participate in a variety of activities hosted by school staff. Our last “Choice Day” allowed us to provide opportunities for students to watch a movie, go sledding, dance to K-Pop, play dodge ball or basketball, swim in our pool along with a wide variety of other activities shown in the pictures and video below.
This is one of my favorite days of the year. The students love it and staff enjoy getting in on the fun too!