Enrichment Starts March 1!

Posted February 27th, 2007 by PTA

Don’t forget, the spring session of the PTA After School Enrichment Program begins Thursday, March 1st, 2007.

School Closed Today 2/14/07

Posted February 14th, 2007 by PTA

All district schools are closed today, 2/14/07, due to inclement weather conditions.

School Closed 2/12/2007

Posted February 9th, 2007 by PTA

Please note school will be unexpectedly closed on Monday February 12. Please check your child’s backpack for full details.

Clinton’s Honey Pot Heroes

Posted February 8th, 2007 by PTA

Our Character Education Committee, in conjunction with the Clinton School Staff, has collaborated to create a new school-wide character/behavior incentive program that we hope to begin as early as February 26, 2007. Honey Pot Heroes will recognize students for choosing behaviors that demonstrate respect, responsibility, honesty, caring, and high-quality citizenship…the five character traits that drive our character education efforts.

When students are seen demonstrating any one of these character traits, they will be recognized in the form of a honey pot (an extension of our Clinton Bear). The teacher will write the student’s name on the honey pot and give the student a sticker. The sticker will have the name of the trait for which the student is being recognized.

Students will place the sticker on their honey pot and hang the honey pot in a yet to be determined area in our hallways. If a student is recognized again, they will receive another sticker to place on their honey pot, also bearing the name of the trait. After the honey pot is filled with stickers (approximately 5), the student will then receive their choice of a good character bracelet or button to wear proudly.

Students can be recognized by any staff member in the school (teachers, paraprofessional aides, secretaries, lunch aides, custodians, etc.) and students can make recommendations to staff members on behalf of other students.

Classroom teachers will have the stickers and honey pots in their classrooms. Staff members who want to recognize a student, but are not the homeroom teacher, will either visit that classroom to announce the sticker or communicate the recognition to the classroom teacher who can present it. To produce the largest influence on students’ motivation, the stickers (and subsequent buttons/bracelets) will be presented during a class meeting or transition time where instruction is not interrupted, but where the whole class is participating. We want students to see that admirable choices have positive consequences and to understand what makes those choices best.

Please help us by encouraging and reinforcing these character traits at home. As always we appreciate your continued support and involvement as we work together to enhance our learning environment.