HUGHESTOWN — The Pittston Area Primary Center is launching a new school-wide positive behavior plan called S.T.A.R. The acronym S.T.A.R. stands for Self Control, Take Responsibility, Have a Positive Attitude, and Respect.
The goal of the behavior plan is to help each child develop self-discipline. Together, the home and school share the responsibility for developing good citizens. Parents, teachers and students work together to maintain a safe and productive learning environment. This program is based upon the philosophy of recognizing the positive contributions of each student.
The teachers, administrators, counselors, support staff and students have taken the pledge to model and recognize positive behavior in fellow staff members and the students of the primary center. Student positive behavior will be recognized and reinforced on a daily basis by all staff members. Ten shining stars will be recognized each day by receiving a S.T.A.R. club card from selected staff members. Each of the 10 shining stars will receive a phone call from Principal Art Savokinas to celebrate their positive behavior.
A committee of staff members organized an informational assembly for the students to introduce the school-wide positive behavior plan and how to become a S.T.A.R. club member. The students in grades kindergarten and first were taught the S.T.A.R. expectations every day over the first two weeks of school.
Information provided by Pittston Area Primary Center.