Panther PRIDE

What is PRIDE?

PRIDE is our school-wide initiative to promote student success by addressing social and emotional needs while building a sense of community within Eldorado. PRIDE morning meetings take place during the first 20 minutes of the day and is teacher facilitated but student driven. Each classroom will use the same outline, but teachers have the liberty to present the material in a way that meets the needs of their classroom. PRIDE is formatted in a restorative circle to encourage students to critically think about the topic, learn from each other and all have a chance to share in a safe space. DCSD's Student Wellness Framework items will also be shared during this time.

How can I follow up at home?

Every month, the PRIDE topic will be shared in the newsletter. Review the month's topic and discuss how it applies to your home environment. Feel free to contact our school social worker for any more information.

Other Positive Behavior Supports at Eldorado

  • Kindness Chains: We are also continuing this building-wide positive behavior support, but with a few changes. Kindness chains will be considered entries into a school wide drawing. We will have drawings quarterly. Student names will be called over the announcements and they will come to the office to claim their prize. We will be asking for donations for prizes from the community. Teachers and staff can give out kindness chains or students can award them to each other.
  • Proud Panther of the Month: This year we will be choosing 1 student from each class. Also, we will no longer have monthly assemblies. Instead, award winners will be invited (along with their families) to attend a breakfast in their honor each month and we will host 1 assembly to honor winners each semester (before Christmas break and at the end of May). Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. Hawk will host the breakfasts from 8-8:30AM on the last Friday of the month. Awards will be given September-May.
  • Kindness challenges: We will continue to have a Pride challenge of the week, but this year, students can complete the challenge to earn an entry in the quarterly kindness chain drawing. Students will select kindness chain links from a bulletin board we will be creating. They will write what they did to complete the challenge and need to have an adult sign it before they turn it in.

World Class Outcomes

  • Make sense of (interpret, evaluate, summarize, synthesize, etc.) problems and persevere in solving them (Problem Solving)
  • Evaluate the effect choices have on personal well being (Health and Wellness)
  • Modify perspective based on self and others (Global Awareness)
  • Demonstrate the process of inquiry: identify a problem, generate questions, investigate possible solutions to the problem (Critical Thinking)
  • Contribute as a productive member of a team (Collaboration)

Enduring Understandings

  • Relationships influence wellness
  • Authentic scenarios impact critical and creative thinking
  • Collaboration influences effectiveness
  • Interaction impacts community
  • Parts impact the whole

Contact Information

Lisa Brouch, Social Worker, lbrouch@dcsdk12.org

Emily Penrod, Speech-Language Pathologist, emily.penrod@dcsdk12.org