Meadow Park R.O.P.E.S. is a school-wide commitment to positive behavior support. Identifying, teaching, and reinforcing the expected behaviors allow students to achieve academic, behavioral, and social success. Meadow Park R.O.P.E.S. stems from the University of Oregon’s Center of Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (P.B.I.S.) program. Two years ago, Meadow Park adopted the P.B.I.S. philosophy and our first step was outlining our school-wide expected behaviors. We chose the acronym R.O.P.E.S., which stands for Responsible, On Time and Ready, Positive Attitude, Expect Respect, and Safety First. Please click here to see our school-wide matrix to learn more about Meadow Park’s expected behaviors.
Students receive Meadow Park R.O.P.E.S. positive reinforcement coupons for displaying the school-wide and classroom specific expected behaviors. By turning in these coupons, students become eligible to win fun prizes from our R.O.P.E.S. cart! Students can earn these coupons from administrators, teachers, guest teachers/substitutes, support staff, and noon duty supervisors. Periodically, various Meadow Park staff members visit classrooms and Meadow Park R.O.P.E.S. coupons are randomly chosen from the classroom buckets. These students are rewarded with a variety of prizes. Once a month at Flag Deck, there is a special drawing where students are selected for prizes such as “Wii with the Principal”, “Extra Recess”, and a “Homework Pass”.
Utilizing the “Systematic Change Model”, attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results for all children. This makes problem behavior less effective and desired behavior more functional. It is research-based, and it works!
Clearly defined school-wide expected behaviors
Expected behaviors are intentionally taught in all school settings
Purposeful reinforcement for demonstrating positive school-wide expected behaviors
Consistent consequences and opportunities for re-teaching positive expected behaviors
Use of data to make decisions about school-wide practices
Comprehensive staff and student involvement
Improve the academic culture through increased instructional time
Improve the behavioral culture through a decrease in office discipline referrals
Improve school safety and positive peer interactions
How do we acknowledge students for positive behavior?
Students receive R.O.P.E.S. coupons for displaying the expected school-wide and classroom specific behaviors. By turning in these coupons, students become eligible to receive prizes and participate in fun activities! Students can earn these coupons from teachers, administrators, support staff, guest teachers, and noon duty supervisors.
When are the R.O.P.E.S. prize drawings?
R.O.P.E.S. coupons are drawn every Friday at Flag Deck, on monthly spirit days, and on random days throughout the week over the loud speaker.