Join us for the October S.U.R.F.S. assembly where we celebrate our students! (Find the link in the newsletter or on DoJo).
SURFS Up at Macdonough STEM Academy
Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is the focus for our school-wide positive behavioral support program. Through the acronym SURFS, students and staff have a common understanding of expectations for behavior in a variety of settings.
We believe that introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important part of a student’s educational experience.
Each month at Macdonough School, the school holds a community assembly to celebrate the successes of the students. During non-COVID times, the assembly is preceded by a community march to school down High Street (Thank you to the Middletown Police and Fire for closing intersections for us!). Families are invited to share in the celebration in recognition of their role in raising children who make appropriate academic and social behavioral choices.
At the assembly, we recognize the following things:
1. New staff members
2. New babies born into our community (They are given a book)
3. New students to our community (They are given a book)
4. Classes who demonstrated SURFS Behaviors in each of our specials (music, art, library, technology, and the cafeteria)
5. Engineer of the month
6. Students in each classroom who demonstrated SURFS Behavior.