A brief meeting every morning and afternoon with a mentor adult who is not the child’s teacher gives that student a chance to review their social and emotional goals and get their day started on a positive note. Students who have a perfect day get their names placed on the "Wall of Fame" board in Mrs. Flanders’ restorative room.
What began as a small incentive system for 18 students grew quickly within the first quarter of school to over 30 students and mentors. Students are now asking for a mentor of their own!
Roosevelt Holland, 5th grade student, realizes that his behavior has changed since the implementation of the check-in check-out system.
"This year I feel good when I come in the morning. I feel so good because I do the right things and I get to see my mentor Mrs. Stone. She teaches me how to be a good person and not to focus on the bad stuff," said Holland.
Holly Allan, Harper CICO Coordinator, stated, ”Our students feel supported through positive relationships every single day, which builds their capacity to be successful students.”