Groveton Students Embrace Behavioral Expectations

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March “Eagle Buck” winners at Groveton Middle School are: front row from left, Phoebe Duchemin (Grade 6), Haley Cox (Grade 7), McKaila Godfrey (Grade 6), Colby Stinson (Grade 6) and Pat Weagle (Grade 7); back row, Kelsea Brasseur (Grade 7), Caitlyn Gibney (Grade 6), Kaden Covill (Grade 7), Brooke Routheir (Grade 8) and Lauryn St. Cyr (Grade 8).

GROVETON, NH -- Groveton Middle School students are soaring! They're doing the right thing. They're making good choices. They're being good friends. They are embracing the school's behavioral expectations of: Giving and getting respect; Having responsibility for self and others; and Showing integrity. To encourage these behaviors, SAP (student assistance person) Joe Cassady and school guidance counselor Colleen Clogston created a behavior and attendance incentive program. The program took off in November and recognizes students who positively display monthly behavior goals. These two topics directly impacts student school and future success and are a priority at Groveton High School.

Teachers and staff honor students with "Eagle Bucks" when they're seen displaying qualities, habits, attitudes and social grades that make them a good student. These behaviors directly align with Groveton High School's newly adopted mission statement and behavior matrix. At the end of every month, students use their "bucks" in a raffle. Local businesses and individuals have donated items and monetary gifts for this event including: Santa's Village, WalMart (Gorham), Dunkin' Donuts (Colebrook), McDonald's (Lancaster), Abbey Group, North Country Shop and Save, Groveton Athletic Department, Groveton Chem Free 2015, Tamara Murray (middle school math teacher), Amy Saucier (special educator), Evan Hammond (special educator), Cris Blackstone (assistant principal) and Susan Becker (art teacher).

This year the middle school students are engaging in another new initiative as well -- advisory. The "Eagle Buck" program works closely with the advisory and will be awarding each advisory who collects 500 "bucks" with a special celebration. To date, Mrs. Becker's grade 6 and Mrs. Welch's grade 8 advisories have earned over 500 "bucks." For more information about the program, contact Joe Cassady or Colleen Clogston at the high school.

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