• Reach for the STARs at Spring Creek Elementary!
    Art by Kara, 1st Grade 
    The beginning of the 2012-2013 school year was the kick-off for School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) at Houserville/Lemont Elementary schools. Since our initial implementation, our schools have received Banner Status from PDE and have been recognized for exemplary implementation.  
    SWPBS is a proactive approach to encouraging desired behaviors and expectations in school. One of the foundations for SWPBS is establishing clear and consistent school-wide expectations. The faculty and staff decided on the acronym STAR to represent the behavioral expectations at Spring Creek Elementary.
    Show Kindness
    Take Responsibility
    Act Safely
    Respect Everyone
    SWPBS is not a program or a curriculum. It is a collaborative process for teaching and supporting positive student behavior and for maintaining a productive learning environment. The STAR expectations are explained and explicitly taught to all students across the various locations in the school (classroom, hallway, bus, cafeteria, playground, etc.).
    When faculty and staff see students displaying the STAR expectations, these behaviors are acknowledged with a STAR ticket.  These tickets provide chances for a student to receive weekly acknowledgments (extra recess, picnic lunch, etc.). This acknowledgement of positive behaviors is another hallmark of SWPBS.
    Additional Spring Creek SWPBS resources are located in the tabs to the left.
    "If a child doesn't know how to read, we teach.
    If a child doesn't know how to swim, we teach.
    If a child doesn't know how to multiply, we teach.
    If a child doesn't know how to drive, we teach.
    If a child doesn't know how to behave we... teach?....punish?
    Why can't we finish the last sentence as automatically as we do the others?" - Herner, 1998 
    SWPBS website Clip art licensed from the Clip Art Gallery on DiscoverySchool.com
Last Modified on September 2, 2019