Every month, Weston Intermediate School holds an assembly geared toward encouraging character development. The month of January was focused on personal accountability, the first tenet of the school’s motto WIS PRIDE (Personal Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, and Effort).
The assembly, which took place Tuesday, Jan. 15, was part of a statewide initiative, Positive Behavioral Intervention Support, said Doreen O’Leary, vice principal at the intermediate school. The goal is to create a positive school environment where students exhibit good behavior.
In preparation for the event, students and teachers met with other classes to define and describe ways in which they could demonstrate personal accountability.
Their ideas were shared during the assembly, and as part of the event, the students participated in a WIS PRIDE cheer led by the school mascot, the WIS wolf.
Throughout the month of January, Ms. O’Leary said, the fifth grade students used the morning announcements to share character tips relating to personal accountability. They, along with their teachers, also completed a nomination form to select a student from each classroom who has demonstrated signs of that character trait.
Ms. O’Leary said the nominated students will be celebrated during a follow-up assembly on Feb. 21 and will be recognized throughout the month on the WIS PRIDE bulletin board in the school’s front hall.