Palms Middle School

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How many of the 15 Tips for Students do you already follow?

Positive Behavior Support Program

A message from the Principal:

Dr. Derek Moriuchi 2010Dear Teachers, Students, Parents and Community Members,

Palms Middle School is proud to share information regarding the Positive Behavior Support Program (PBS). PBS is a set of strategies used to increase positive student behavior and decrease problem behavior by teaching new skills and making changes in the school setting.

This is not a new program. In fact, Palms has always had a committee whose responsibility is to influence the policies which support the entire student body in discipline-related matters. They analyze data when students are referred to the Dean’s office; they discuss alternatives to suspension when students are involved in serious disciplinary matters; they discuss reward programs for improvement in behavior; they provide professional development to teachers; and they involve parents and the community to be a part of the discussion to make Palms a safe and positive place to learn.

This Positive Behavior Support web page will be updated as we include new information.

Behavioral goals for our students are as follows:

  1. I TREAT OTHERS THE WAY I WANT TO BE TREATED.
  2. I TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY ACTIONS.
  3. I ATTEND SCHOOL ON TIME, I HAVE MY SCHOOL BOOKS AND SUPPLIES, AND I AM PREPARED TO LEARN.

We are excited to share this information with you and look forward to a successful and long-lasting relationship.

Sincerely,
Derek Moriuchi, Ed.D.
Principal

Tips for Students

reminder, courtesy lakeshorelearningStudents are the most influential groups for making a safe and welcoming school climate. A school campus is a reflection of the students and staff who make up the that community. Below are several tips for students to help themselves, their school, and their school community.

  1. Follow school and classroom rules and encourage others to do so also.
  2. Read and follow A Culture of Discipline: Guiding Principles for the School Community and A Culture of Discipline: Student Expectations (see Downloads at right).
  3. Celebrate the differences between people.
  4. Model respectful language and actions.
  5. Treat others the way you want to be treated.
  6. Avoid potentially dangerous situations and report unsafe, unhealthy conditions and bullying to an administrator.
  7. Participate in school activities. Join clubs and sports teams at school and in your community.
  8. Your ideas, thoughts and opinions are important and have value. Consider leadership opportunities.
  9. Get involved in your community. Make a difference in someone's life.
  10. Communicate with your parents/guardians. Let them know what is going on in your life. Always tell them where you are going and introduce them to your friends.
  11. Get help when you need it. Don't wait for a problem to get too big before you tell your parent/guardian or a trusted adult.
  12. Find a trusted adult who will mentor and support you in achieving your dreams.
  13. Be honest. Tell the truth. Keep your word. Act with integrity. Accept responsibility for your behavior. Hold high expectations for yourself.
  14. Recognize the power of language – words can hurt or words can heal. Choose wisely.
  15. Be proud of what you achieve. Inspire others to be their best also.

Meetings

Positive Behavior Support Committee:

Ms. Fields, Palms Dean of Students, meets regularly with administrators, counselors, and one parent committee member. Contact Ms. Fields if you have an interest in this committee.

Positive Behavior Support Parent Meetings:

The Positive Behavior Support team schedules a meeting individually with students who need support, along with their parents.

LAUSD Downloads

See also

Staff

Dr. Moriuchi, Principal

Ms. Fields, Dean of Students

Fields, Tracey Dean of Students