WDMS Safe and Civil Schools
At Wisconsin Dells Middle School, we use positive, proactive strategies to prevent inappropriate behaviors and promote appropriate behaviors in school-wide settings such as hallways, bathrooms, bus pick-up locations, and the LMC. At the same time, our teachers and staff utilize CHAMPS, a proactive classroom management model developed by Randall Sprick, as a way to extend these principles into the classroom. These CHAMPS plans help our students learn expectations and experience success by explicitly defining the following:
Blue Card System
Wisconsin Dells Middle School students have been introduced to many new systems, one being our “Blue Card” system. This system is part of our larger school-wide Safe and Civil Schools plan to promote positive behavior and to Connect, Inspire, Achieve, with Everyone, Every day.
Students can earn these cards for demonstrating different core values like:
- Mindfulness, or
Students are recognized by their teachers for our Blue Cards. Every week, winners are chosen and they receive a Wisconsin Dells t-shirt.
At Wisconsin Dells Middle School, we have a monthly character trait that we celebrate in conjunction with our yearly theme. The theme for the 2023-2024 school year is "MAKE YOUR MARK." Our monthly character traits are:
March: GROWTH MINDSET
How will you "MAKE YOUR MARK?"