Cardinals SOAR at Eudora Middle School
At a glance...
- With SOAR, we've seen a positive effects on our students and their interactions with each other
- Our focus is on teaching expectations to all students and providing more support for those who need it
- Weekly drawings occur each Friday to help reinforce those students who are meeting SOAR expectations
- Student and family input is appreciated -- let us know your great ideas to SOAR at EMS!
When everyone knows the expectations for a community, it creates an even playing field where all can play. Just like in a city, we learn what is acceptable, and we learn the part each individual can plays in making it run smoothly. Our schools are the same! SOAR helps create a system where every student and staff member learns and understands their responsibility for creating and maintaining a great learning environment.
SOAR is a school-wide system that has a common approach to discipline. It establishes a positive school culture in which pro-social student behaviors are taught and reinforced, and all adults respond to the occurrence of problem behavior in a consistent manner.
This system is the behavioral component of the Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) that is supported by the State of Kansas to help identify interventions for individual students so that they can receive the most appropriate education.
If you would like to learn more about our SOAR system, please feel free to contact your child's school so that we can answer your questions.
Terms to know.....
Major – Disciplinary issue that requires an office referral (for example, fighting, cheating, bullying)
Minor – Disciplinary issue that is handled in the classroom (for example, tardy, inappropriate language, disrespect)
PBS – Positive Behavior Support, a national program to teach appropriate student behavior
SOAR – The Eudora Schools program, based on PBS, with the objective to create a community in each school that is Safe, Outstanding, Accountable and Respectful.