Think First

  • Think First         

         Our teachers and staff believe that an orderly school climate is needed for good learning to take place.  Good behavior is important to the educational process not only in the classroom, but also in the cafeteria, in the hallways, and bathrooms, on the playground, during assemblies, and on field trips.

         The Sheckler staff has developed a School-wide Effective Behavior Program to instruct our students in pro-social behaviors.  Sheckler students will be reminded to:


    I will respect others.

    I will be responsible for me.

    I will cooperate with others.

    I will be honest with others and myself.


         It is expected that all students will learn these rules and the guidelines for their application in all school settings. Students will be recognized for positive behavior with verbal praise,   and will also have the opportunity to participate in a grade level monthly reward. They could also have a Sheckler Star form sent home recognizing them for their good behavior.  In the classroom students will be given a green behavior card that has stars around the outside of the card.  As long as the student makes good behavioral decisions, all stars will remain on the card.  When a student is not following our think first rules, they will be given a reminder about their behavior.  If the behavior continues, a star will be punched out of the card. Students who repetitively do not follow the rules outlined in our Think First progam will continue to have stars punched off of their card, they will also have a Roughie Reminder filled out and sent home and could also be referred to the principal for their behavior.  Students must have at least 1 star remaining on their card to earn the monthly reward.  Any student that is referred to the principal will not earn the monthly reward. 

    In the event a behavior is extreme, a referral will be made immediately to the principal.  The following are considered extreme behaviors:

         *Fighting/Physical Aggression


         *Habitual Misbehavior

         *Inappropriate Language

         *Unsafe Behavior