Stars Program

The STARS program is Central Elementary's School Wide Positive Behavior Support and Intervention program.  Schools are successful when they help children grow academically, socially and emotionally.  For this to happen it is imperative that we have a safe environment that is supportive and conducive for growth.  By setting forth clear social and behavioral expectations, it is our goal to create a positive atmosphere for optimal learning.

Teaching Appropriate Behavior

At Central Elementary we have three school-wide behavioral expectations:  Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe.  Through PBIS, students are taught school-wide expectations and have opportunities to practice them.  Staff members teach what behaviors are expected in the hallways, cafeteria, restroom, playground, classroom, bus before and after school, and at assemblies.

Acknowledgment/Reinforcement System

Another component of the PBIS system is the use of consistent positive rewards to celebrate students' success.   Students who are "caught" following the behavioral expectations are reinforced with Star Tickets.  These tickets will then be used to purchase items from the Star store or to earn classroom rewards, responsibility and safety.  We will also still have our nine week reward for those students who meet the criteria.  Students will lose the nine week reward if any of the following happen within a nine week period:

  • One Principal Office Visit
  • Five or more Detentions
  • Suspension

Office Discipline Referral

While our PBIS approach emphasizes appropriate behaviors, some students may still choose to violate school rules.  In these situations some students may receive an Office Discipline Referral.  You will receive a copy, please use this as a time to talk with your child about how to better follow Central's expectations.  Our goal is to teach children alternate behaviors to ensure a school environment that is safe, fun, free from distraction, and helps all children reach their maximum learning potential.  We are looking forward to a fantastic school year!  Thank you for your support!