Positive Support

We believe that a POSITIVE approach is necessary to create a safe school climate.  Therefore, at Wamsley Elementary School, we incorporate certain philosophical components to ensure a safe and positive school climate.  We believe that effective teaching methods/motivation are an integral part of an effective student management system. There is an emphasis on positive behavior, preventive measures, and extrinsic/intrinsic consequences for self-discipline.  High expectations for student conduct are communicated and modeled. 

We will be implementing the Second Step Program to create an anti-bullying school environment that will be safe for children both physically and psychologically.  The goal of this program is to build your child’s social skills and self-esteem by giving her/him tools to solve everyday problems.

Children who learn and use the skills presented in this program are more likely to get along with other people and do better in school.

The Second Step lessons are divided into three areas: empathy training (identifying, predicting, and expressing emotions), impulse control (social skills and problem solving), and anger management (controlling and redirecting feelings).  

In addition, to help create a positive learning environment, we will be encouraging The Five Rules:

Rule 1: Follow directions quickly.

Rule 2: Raise your hand for permission to speak.

Rule 3: Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat.

Rule 4: Make smart choices.

Rule 5: Keep your dear teacher happy.

We also believe it is important to celebrate our students.  Here are some of the ways we
Celebrate our Wamsley Wildcats: 

-Musician of the month

-Homework tickets

-Athlete of the month

-Attendance Incentives

-Paw on the Back

-Writers Wall of Fame

-Classroom Parties

-Classroom Play Money/Cat Cash


-Classroom Scoreboards


Wamsley Students should feel
Safe, Supported, and Ready to Learn!

School isn’t just a place to grow academically; it’s a place to grow as a person. When children feel safe, supported, and connected to their school, they’re better equipped to succeed academically and in life. 

With social-emotional learning in more and more classrooms, Wamsley Elementary teachers are noticing not just decreased problem behavior, but a positive change in culture and student success.