Smyrna Houses/School Culture
Smyrna Elementary is focused on strengthening its implementation of a House System that addresses a trusting and respectful working and learning environment. SES' House System is to encourage positive school attendance, build student relationships, and create a positive school culture. Every student, teacher, administrator, and staff will be a member of one of six houses. Members will demonstrate prideful belonging to their house and learn to support each other across grade levels.
Our students are taught 4 main principles known as "4 to SOAR". These behavioral expectations of BE SAFE, BE KIND, BE RESPONSIBLE, and BE ENGAGED are taught to our students across every environment they encounter throughout their school day. We utilize a point system to acknowledge student's individual successes when they display our 4 to SOAR expectations as well as celebrating class and grade level goals. In addition, all students and staff are all randomly placed into a House to encourage cross grade/age cooperativeness in obtaining goals. House celebrations are held routinely throughout the year to celebrate student and staff accomplishments! They are high energy and full of positivity!
SES implements a multi-tiered level of behavioral supports that offers a powerful, evidence-based approach for meeting the behavioral and social needs of students in our school. Each tier of the framework involves careful reflection on the needs of students, interventions to match those needs, and the collection of data to evaluate a shared school-wide commitment to teach and reinforce positive behavior. When we use positive behavior supports in all three tiers, we at SES, help to create a culture where all students and teachers are respected and included in their community.