Ruckel Middle School is committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment. As a part of ensuring students have every opportunity to learn and grow we will be implementing a Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program across our campus. (PBIS) a framework where students earn recognition for exhibiting safety responsibility, respect, and by being ready to learn.
A key component to the PBIS program is our RAM Expectations. These Positive Behavior Expectations are expected of every Ruckel Ram.
PBIS is also promoted during our weekly homeroom activities. A 17 minute homeroom has been worked into the school schedule. Mondays are used to help students organize items and their weekly schedule, Tuesday/Thursday and Friday are used to build reading stamina while teachers use this time to meet with students and foster relationships while helping students review grades, missing work and upcoming activities. On Wednesday teachers are provided with a short lesson to present to students. These lessons include leadership, goal setting, citizenship, community involvement, career insight, social media safety, kindness and respect, critical thinking and building positive self-esteem.
Ruckel will continue the core value award for students who exhibit the values embedded in our PBIS program, this award is given out once a quarter.
The STAR Ram award is given out once a month to students that exhibit specific instances of good deeds.
As a new initiative this year, teachers will send out two positive postcards a month for students that have shown improvement behaviorally or academically.