At Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, CHILDREN COME FIRST. We believe all of our students have the right to meet their fullest potential so they may become productive citizens in our society.
At Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, we are preparing our students to meet world class standards and are committed to the development of academic excellence with parental and community involvement. Phillis Wheatley Elementary is a "Positive Behavior Support" school with high academic and behavior expectations for our students.
Throughout the school-year, staff members receive training and information on the implementation of PBS. PBS is not a strategy but a framework, continuum of support, and a way to organize behavior and academic needs of our students and school. We believe by promoting and modeling positive behaviors, students will develop the skills and behaviors needed to be successful learners.
At Phillis Wheatley Elementary, our aim is to build effective environments in which positive behavior is more effective than problem behavior. When all stakeholders collaborate to deliver effective instruction and intervention services, we can avoid classroom disruptions and achieve a positive school climate.
This year, we will be emphasizing model behavior. During each month, a character value will be introduced and presented to students via discussions and classroom activities, presented by the guidance counselor and classroom teachers. The student who demonstrates that month's character value will be nominated by their homeroom teacher as Student-of-the-Month. Students will be recognized at a monthly breakfast, receive a Student-of-the-Month T-shirt, certificate, and pencil.
Phillis Wheatley Elementary School embodies its purpose by offering high quality and rigorous coursework across all core subject areas. We prepare students with the ability to think critically and solve complex problems by planning for and delivering lessons with real world connections. Our goal is to further equip students with all of the skills necessary to become life-long learners and academic competitors in the global economy.