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Our goal is to teach and reinforce expected behaviors in a proactive, positive and consistent manner so that our students learn to be responsible members of our school community. In turn, this will reduce challenging student behaviors so that we can increase our focus on academic excellence.

The PAWS program acknowledges and reinforces behaviors that are associated with the traits of positive attitude, respect, wise choices, and safety. We call these “PAWS Behavior Expectations” and they are the behaviors that we want to see students demonstrate daily.

Whittier's Positive Behavior Expectations (PAWS)

Positive Attitude:

  • Use a friendly voice.
  • Support and encourage all efforts.

Always Respectful:

  • Be kind to self and others.
  • Show concern and consideration for others.
  • Use kind words (please, yes, no, thank you, you're welcome, and sorry)

Wise Choices

  • Take responsibility for your actions, no matter if it is positive or negative.
  • Be a problem solver.
  • Follow directions the first time.

Safety First

  • Think before acting.
  • Walk in the walk zones.
  • Get adult help when needed.
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