Did you know that Dolvin promotes Positive Peer Programs? Here are some
ways we show positivity every day!
7 Mindsets is a proven self-determination, character education and youth empowerment program that changes the way students think, interact and live. The 7 Mindsets are a comprehensive blueprint for happiness, meaning and success, written in simple, powerful language to teach students success strategies. Each month a different Mindset will be explored by all students and staff at Dolvin.
The 7 Mindsets are:
1. Everything is Possible
2. Passion First
3. We are Connected
4. 100% Accountable
5. Attitude of Gratitude
6. Live to Grow
7. The Time is Now
Here is what some students have to say about the program: https://app.seesaw.me/pages/shared_item?item_id=item.51dca1ee-3d6a-47a5-92a3-4298be216771&share_token=WtemDOXSR-m2xFN56zTZmA&mode=share
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)
Research indicates that "establishing a positive, proactive school-wide discipline plan is a necessary first step for enabling schools to achieve their goals and responsibilities." The focus of Dolvin's school-wide discipline plan is to create a positive school climate where students have a clear understanding of behavior expectations and confidence in their ability to meet these expectations.
At the beginning of the school year, classroom teachers taught students our school-wide expectations for the classroom, cafeteria, hallways, playground and restrooms. These expectations have been posted in each school area as reminders, and students are receiving continuous coaching in what following these expectations should look and sound like.
Please see our school-wide expectations for the cafeteria, hallway, playground and restrooms here.
Please view the expectations for your child's classroom at the link for his/her grade level below:
Kindergarten Classroom Third Grade Classroom
First Grade Classroom Fourth Grade Classroom
Second Grade Classroom Fifth Grade Classroom
Each expectation reflects one of Dolvin's three community principles: Respect for Self, Respect for Others and Being 100% Accountable (The Big 3!).
Our school-wide rewards program (see informational Powerpoint here) recognizes and celebrates students who are seen showing one of The Big 3 at school.
Kids Care is a community outreach program sponsored by fourth and fifth graders at Dolvin. This program teaches kids how to be proactive in responding to the needs of the community.
Some of the projects involved include:
- Food Pantries
- Childhood cancer
- Writing letters to soldiers
- Wow of Wishes wrapping
At Dolvin, Student Council is a student-selected club for third, fourth, and fifth graders. The purpose of the student-led club is for studens to work together to brainstorm ideas and put them into action in order to help the community, student-chosen charities or the school. For example, last year the student did a toy collection for Toys forTots before the December holiday. Working together, they created advertisements and commercials beforehand and then counted the approximately 900 toys collected. As they are working together, the students are using their higher-order thinking skills to become leaders for their classes and eventually their communities while learning how to listen and make decisions together. .