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Positive Reinforcement

POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT & SANCTIONS


We believe that excellence, service, creativity, positive contributions and innovation should be noticed, publicized, and rewarded. Our focus is on building and expanding as opposed to restraining, controlling, limiting, and inhibiting. The following Positive Reinforcement Programs are available to you. 

POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT PROGRAMS

  1. Personal Pride - Personal Pride and accomplishment is one of the greatest rewards.  Additionally, students receive positive comments from teachers and parents on report cards.
  2. Viking/Character Trait of the Month - It is the intent of the Sowers staff to provide as many students as possible with the experience of being recognized in front of their peers for positive growth, experiences, and achievements. Students of the Month receive a Certificate of Merit, have their names posted in the office. 
  3. Viking Vouchers- This is our positive behavior program where Viking Vouchers are given for students who follow the ISMS Way.
  4. Honor Roll - Positive recognition and certificates of achievement are provided to students who achieve a 3.4 - 3.79 GPA quarterly for grades 6, 7, and 8, have only S or O marks in citizenship and work habits, and satisfactory attendance. 
  5. Distinguished Honor Roll - Positive recognition and certificates of achievement are provided to students who achieve a 3.8 to 4.0 grade point average quarterly for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, have only S or O marks in citizenship and work habits, and satisfactory attendance.  Students who achieve three (3) quarters during the current school year on the Distinguished Honor Roll qualify for the Distinguished Honor Roll event. Students must also remain on Honor Roll status throughout the year, as well as maintain all S's and O's in Citizenship and/or Work Habits and satisfactory attendance.
  6. Participation in extra-curricular and student government activities - All students are encouraged to participate in school dances, clubs, and student senate committees.  Students demonstrating positive behaviors are provided with this privilege. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required with no N’s or U’s in citizenship.