Great Perry Students 
    Ask 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!

    GPS Pledge

    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.