Code of Conduct

 

“What would Jesus do?”

Reverence To Love
Remember to be an example of God’s loving presence in your thoughts, words, and actions.

Respect To Know
Remember the Three R’s: Respect for Bodies, for Feelings, and for Property.

Responsibility To Serve
Remember the “Golden Rule”: Do unto others—and be a responsible citizen wherever you go.

 

 

Second Step - Stop Bullying

St. Mary’s is in its fourth successful year of implementing the Second Step Program throughout grades K to 7. This social and emotional learning program is a universal, classroom-based program designed to increase students’ school success, build positive peer relationships, and decrease problem behaviors by promoting social-emotional competence and self-regulation. While participating in this program  students develop skills that strengthen their ability to learn, have empathy, manage their emotions and behaviors and solve problems.

To build a more comprehensive bullying prevention program, St. Mary’s has begun implementation of additional new curriculum for grades 1-5 with the Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit. This unit builds on the fundamentals learned and practiced in the Second Step program. Staff and students learn how to recognize, respond to and report bullying. This program also works on empowering the “bystanders” so they can help stop bullying.

Research tells us that students with strong social and emotional skills do better academically and socially. This is important to us here at St. Mary’s because teaching the whole child in an environment that is safe, caring and welcoming is ingrained in our mission as a Catholic school. 

For further information about our school programs, please read the following article;

http://secondstep.org/Portals/0/Downloads/BPU/SEL_Bullying_Paper.pdf