Student Incentive Programs for Promoting Positive Behaviors

  • Southworth Elementary uses several incentive programs to promote positive behaviors of our students. These programs are designed to work together in promoting positive behaviors as well as help our students develop positive character traits to help them well beyond school.

    STAR Bucks:  All adults at Southworth promote STAR through the handing out of STAR Bucks. These are used for earning classroom rewards and grade level rewards. Staff will be looking for students that are demonstrating:

    • Safety
    • Trustworthiness
    • Achievement
    • Respect

    Monthly Rewards: Each grade level teacher and specialist will recognize one student for demonstrating STAR behavior and academic growth each month. Teachers will notify parents about this recognition and invite them to the assembly to see their student be recognized and given a certificate.

    Word of the Month: At Southworth we focus on one-character trait a month. Monthly newsletters are sent out about the word of the month. Students take these forms home and fill them out with their family to learn about the word of the month. Students that complete all of the forms for the year get an extra recess at the end of the year. Teachers will work with students on helping them understand this character trait word in their classrooms each month.

    Spirit Days: Every Friday is a school pride spirit day. During football season many staff and students can swap school pride spirit wear to a Blue Friday. The school will have a spirit week the first week of May.