Students at Western Pines Middle School enjoyed a day of activities to close out the school year as they took part in the school’s first ROAR Extravaganza.
A culmination of this year’s Positive Behavior Initiative, the celebration honored students who have exemplified Western Pines Middle School’s commitment to excellence by promoting the following ROAR guidelines: Respecting yourself and others, Owning behavior and actions, Always being safe in the halls and classrooms and Reaching academic and personal goals.
Throughout the school year, teachers and administrators handed out “ROAR Cards” to students who showed these characteristics. Students then turned the cards in and were eligible for drawings for such prizes as gift cards, school supplies, books, sweet treats, posters and more.
At the end of the year, any student who turned in five or more cards was invited to participate in the ROAR Extravaganza.
Approximately 300 students were excused from class and enjoyed such activities as face painting, Simon Says, dodgeball, silent speedball, graffiti art, a game show and more. Rotating through stations, each student got to experience all of the activities.
Teachers and administrators are pleased with how well the students have taken to the ROAR program and look forward to many more exciting ways to promote positive behavior and reward students who “show their stripes” at Western Pines next year.
ABOVE: Western Pines students proudly display their graffiti art.