Great Perry StudentsAsk your child, how many compasses their class has received?Perry students are making a difference by choosing to make good decisions.
GPS was founded 8 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.