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As the oldest students on campus, middle school students are expected to set an example for the younger grade levels.  Whether that is by walking on campus (rather than running), speaking softly during lunch, respecting the requests of adults on campus, picking up items left on the blacktop and returning them to the “Lost and Found”, or simply following the rules, even when no one is watching.  It is this highest standard of citizenship to which middle school students are held.
 
These outstanding citizens have additional opportunities to enjoy rewards both during and after school.  Examples of these rewards include, but are not limited to:
  • Music on Fridays during lunch
  • Citizen of the Month and Academic Excellence awards
  • “Grant Gold” tickets, distributed by lunch time supervisors as well as the vice principal
  • Extra PE during social time at lunch
  • Evening middle-school-only dances
  • Activities dedicated to 8th graders, such as promotion exercises, evening dance with a bay cruise, Farson Olympics, and an approved “late arrival” morning in June.
  • Fun Fridays
For students who have citizenship grades of “E”, “G”, or “S” and academic grades of “A”, “B” or “C” will have an opportunity once a month to choose what they would like to do during Advisory.  These Fun Fridays give students the opportunity to do things such as play organized sports in the park, play self-organized games on the blacktop, play cards or board games, participate in theater games, or simply hang out with friends under the lunch arbor.
 
Have a great idea for an activity for Fun Fridays?  Let your teacher know.
 
Grant's Behavior Practices
Minor Offenses shall be considered:
  • Tardy to class
  • Gum chewing
  • Disruptive behavior
  • Dress code concerns
  • Task avoidance
  • Inappropriate comments, conversations, language
  • Disrespectful behavior
  • Academic dishonesty (plagiarism, cheating, etc...)
Discipline Practice Plan
  • Expectations will be posted
  • Positive reinforcements and supports
  • Individual student-teacher conversation (during class and/or up to 15 minutes after school)
  • "Think Time"
  • Reflective writing (1-3 reflections possible) with goal setting on classroom norms and how the teacher and student can support each other
  • Review and monitor goals for success
  • Probation and limits placed on participation in specified activities

Students placed on probation