North Star has several school-wide programs that help support learning. In this section of our website you can learn more about these programs which include our positive behavior programs and our PEAK program.
PATHS: Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies
At North Star, we believe a safe and nurturing environment supports our primary focus - the education of our children. We teach lessons from the PATHS curriculum for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a positive school culture so that all students can focus on learning. Each day a student is selected to be the PATHS Kid of the Day. They receive compliments from peers, teachers, and themselves. Students take their compliment page home to share with you so that you may also share your compliments with them.
The Learning Path
The Learning Path is a school wide behavior management system used to increase desired learning behaviors in all environments at North Star. All students begin each day on “Balanced and Respectful” and work to stay in the comfortable zone including “Engaged Learner” and “Role Model and Leader”. We realize that sometimes students enter the uncomfortable zone and need a space to calm down in their classroom or another classroom. Once they have a plan, they can return to learning and being balanced and respectful.
In addition to our PATHS Program, we also support character development through our Scholar Program. Each month, students will be nominated for their academic growth in Reading and Writing as well as the Problem Solver of the Month at each grade level. These students will be recognized at a special breakfast ceremony at 6:45 am. The Scholar Breakfasts are scheduled on the calendar.
The PEAK Learning Center at North Star offers a wonderful opportunity to help your child improve in school. PEAK offers academic support, social and emotional lessons, a nutritional snack, and guided reading practice in a safe and nurturing environment after school.