Behavior Expectations

Behavior Expectations

Policies and rules have been designed in the best interest of the children and staff to ensure a positive learning experience. We have adopted a school-wide discipline program in which we promote positive behavior in our students. All children are expected to follow the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.   Each teacher instructs and discusses these 7 Habits with the entire class.  Teachers, staff, and students are expected to follow these rules.  If a child becomes disruptive in the classroom, his or her behavior must be corrected. 

1.Be proactive; You’re in charge. “I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods.” 
2.  Begin with the end in mind; Have a plan. “I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.” 
3. Put first things first.  Work first, then play. “I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.” 
4. Think win-win; Everyone can win. “I balance getting what I want with consideration for what others want.” 
5. Seek first to understand, then to be understood; Listen before you talk. “I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoints.” 
6. Synergize; Together is better. “I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me.” 
7. Sharpen the saw; Balance feels best. “I take care of my body by eating right, exercising and getting sleep. I spend time with family and friends. I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school.” 


The following is a list of behaviors that are NOT acceptable at either campus of Mitchell-Neilson Schools:


·         Bullying

·         Damage to school or private property

·         Leaving classroom, cafeteria, school building, etc. without permission

·         Disrespect (to adults or other children)

·         Drugs, alcohol, or tobacco possession or use

·         Fighting or other forms of violence

·         Possession of weapons

·         Misbehavior in restrooms, cafeteria, hallways, or other special areas

·         Misbehavior on bus (including field trips)

·         Profanity (verbally or via gestures)

·         Theft

·         Threatening others

·         Violation of classroom rules

·         Other behaviors deemed disruptive to the educational process by the school administration



The following items are NOT allowed at Mitchell-Neilson Schools:


·         Cell phones, pagers, Apple Watches (even if they are non-working)

·         Toy guns or weapons of any kind

·         iPods, collector cards, Walkmans, PSPs, MP3 players, CD players, radios, Game Boys, or any other portable music or game device.

·         Tobacco in any form

·         Laser light pointers

·         Fidget spinners (unless permission is given by classroom teacher)

·         Lighters or matches. 

·         Toys (unless permission is given by classroom teacher)

·         Lipstick, lip-gloss, Chapstick, etc. 

·         SILLY BANDS or other small rubber bands




If brought to school, these items will immediately be confiscated, brought to the administration, and returned ONLY to the parent.