Celebration of Good Character at Creekside Also a Service Project
the level of balls rise in the entryway window display at Creekside
Early Childhood School, it means only one thing: Students are grasping
the meaning of being safe, respectful, responsible problem-solvers.
display is the school-wide indicator of positive behavior. Whenever a
student is recognized as practicing one of the school’s core values,
they get recognized on morning announcements and get to throw another
ball into the “bucket.” When the bucket fills up, it means a
school-wide celebration of their success.
celebration this year happened this week. To match the school’s motto,
“Creekside Cares,” the celebration focused on serving others.
Students took a break from class to make cards for military veterans
and assemble welcome kits for kids at a local homeless shelter.
idea to have this event as a service project was to build upon our
recent Kindness Challenge and turn a school celebration into an
opportunity to serve others,” said Creekside Principal Linda Pavlinac.
The “Bucket Challenge” has become a standing tradition at
Creekside and supports a concept known as Positive Behavioral
Intervention Support (PBIS). It’s a model for character education that
all Lakota schools, and grade levels, have adopted in recent years to
help reinforce positive behavior among students. It takes many
different forms across Lakota schools.