Brywood believes that all children, with proper guidance and reinforcement, can behave appropriately at school. Thus, we have implemented a few simple school rules and a plan to teach character development with intentionality. These rules and character education plan are based on several beliefs we have regarding discipline and character development.
We believe that character development is as equally important as intellectual development and that all students perform best in school, our community, and globally when values are taught and expected.
We teach these values through a school-wide behavior program called SCORE as part of our Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Program. Instead of focusing students on a list of school rules that tell students what not to do, SCORE focuses and teaches students what to do and how to behave. LEAD is based on our core values of compassion, cooperation, initiative, integrity, perseverance, positive mental attitude, and respect.
SCORE is utilized throughout Brywood to teach students expected behaviors. It helps students stay safe and promotes a positive learning environment. Students receive SCORE cards when they display SCORE behavior such as playing fairly, being prepared to learn, listening to others, saying kind words, taking care of school property, and walking quietly through the halls. All classes participate in Friday Flag Deck when SCORE cards are drawn to recognize the week’s MVPs. Students are also recognized once a month for Teacher’s Choice, each trimester at the SCORE Party, and SCORE awards are given out each trimester for Academic, Spirit, and Effort. Students who are selected as MVPs and for Teacher’s Choice earn Brag Tags.