2014-2015 GPS KickoffGreat Perry StudentsAsk your child, how many compasses their class has received?Perry students are making a difference by choosing to make good decisions. Click to view our video submission to 12 News "How Cool is Your School" contest. 2012 Video uploaded by Jackie Bull. Created by Jackie Bull and Laura Orlando
GPS was founded 4 years ago. GPS stands for Great Perry Students and is actually based on the national School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention Support approach. This approach encourages rewarding positive behavior. There are 3 basic expectations every student in the building is expected to follow - Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful. When students follow the expectations they can earn a compass (which is like a ticket). They put the compasses in a class chart or jar. Classes get rewarded for good behavior by reaching target #’s (200, 600, 1000 and 1,400) and cashing in for extra recess, listening to music, extra gym, movie and popcorn, etc. We also wanted to have a larger reward system for those students who always follow the expectations in the building. So every two weeks one student is selected from each grade by their teachers to be a Pathfinder. This GPS Pathfinder award recognizes students who exemplify those three rules of the GPS Program: Be Safe, Be Responsible and Be Respectful. The Pathfinders receive various prizes along with their picture on a bulletin board and a parent breakfast. The GPS Program is keeping things positive at Perry School!
I pledge allegiance to my school
And strive to be a Great Perry Student.
I will show respect and be kind to others.
I will be responsible and get my work done.
I will be safe and follow all the rules.
I will work hard and be the best I can be.
I’m a Great Perry Student.