Leader In Me School

Leader In Me School


Positive Behavioral and Intervention Support

S - Self Control

O - Optimism

A - Appreciation

R - Respect

At Rice we believe the best learning environment is one that continually strives to promote a positive culture and climate.  Students are taught a building-wide system of behaviors called “SOAR”.   By teaching and supporting SOAR behavioral expectations, students understand what self-control, optimism, appreciation and respect look like throughout the school.  Expectations are reviewed with students during the year to maintain a safe, healthy and fun school environment.

Positive Behavior Recognition: 

  • SOAR Tokens- Students earn a token when they are “caught” displaying one of the SOAR behaviors. 
  • School-wide Rewards- SOAR tokens are then added into school-wide SOAR tubes.  Once the tube fills, students earn a school-wide reward to enjoy as a result of all the great behaviors they display.
  • SOARtificates- Classroom and Specials teachers nominate students going above and beyond the SOAR code.  Four times a year nominated students are celebrated for their extraordinary behavior.
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