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Middle School Discipline Plan

Anne Marie Lata, Madeline Eichman, Lindsay Matthys, Emily Bedard
Franciscan University of Steubenville


Our family here at Northstar Middle School believes that we are responsible in
helping each and every individual to reach their full potential. In our discipline model, we
hope to encourage our students through positive discipline to further their academic
excellence. These rules and procedures are implemented to help foster an environment of
learning and love.

Rules to strengthen our FAMILY


Forgive yourself and NEVER GIVE UP!

Forgive your peers and teachers because we ALL make mistakes!


Appreciate what makes each one of us different!

Appreciate unique cultures, opinions, religions, learning styles, appearances, etc.
Appreciate the dignity of others by treating everyone like you would like to be
treated, with the kindness, respect, and love that they deserve.


Maintain a positive classroom environment by keeping your area neat and

cleaning up after yourself!
Maintain your own personal space and respect the personal space and
belongings of others as well as the school property.
Maintain a safe and family-friendly environment by keeping dangerous objects
and weapons at home.


Be honest in your work, in your friendships, with your elders, and with yourself.
Respect yourself by wearing appropriate and modest clothing:
o Shorts, skirts and dresses must be in line with fingertips when arms are on
your side.
o Straps must be the width of 3 fingers put together.
o Pants must be above the waist.
o Undergarments must be hidden.
o Yoga pants and leggings are not permissible.


Above all, you are here to learn and that should be your focus throughout the
Take responsibility for your learning by remaining silent while the teacher is
speaking unless otherwise given permission through a hand raise.
Complete all your assignments to the best of your ability and turn them in on
Distractions from learning such as cell-phones, other technology devices, books
that are not school related (being read during undesignated times), and toys
must stay at home.

Stay in your designated learning environment unless given permission to leave

by your designated teacher.
Keep your brain free of drugs and alcohol.


Cant is not allowed in your vocabulary at North Star middle school because you
are always capable of achieving.

First-Class Offense


Third-Class offense


Student loses 1 star for their


Student receives
lunch detention.

Student has one-onone talk with teacher

and principal.


Student loses 4 stars for their


Student receives
one-on-one talk
with teacher.

Student is suspended
(days depend on
details of offense).


Student loses 5 stars for their

homeroom. and has a oneon-one talk with the teacher.

Student receives
after school

Student is expelled.

First-Class Offenses:
o Student uses technology in school at times when it is not permitted.
o Student interrupts class.
o Student is late to class.
o Student turns in work after the deadline.
o Student consistently has a messy work area.
o Student walks around hallways without hall pass and permission from their
designated teacher.
o Student is dressed inappropriately, against school dress code guidelines.
Second-Class Offenses:
o Student is rude to teacher or classmates.
o Student blatantly disobeys teachers demands.
o Student lies.
Third-Class Offenses:
o Student steals property of school, teacher, or another student.
o Student comes to school under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

o Student physically harms another student or teacher.

o Student brings and/or uses a weapon and/or dangerous object.
o Student destroys property of school or another student.


At the beginning of the year there will be an assembly that explains the concept of The
North Star Shining Star award. At the end of the year The shining stars will receive a
trip to six flags. Students are divided into classes as a homeroom. The homeroom that
receives the most stars for good behavior, academic success, attendance, and
participation in school activities (food drives, dodgeball tournaments, essay contests,
etc.) will receive the privilege of going to six flags amusement park.

All work missed will be placed in Absent Folder and it will be the
for Absentees students responsibility to turn in work they missed when they
were absent.

Special Help

Each student is given their own locker, it is their responsibility to

keep it clean and organized. They will be permitted to go to their
locker in between classes, or if given permission by their teacher. If
the locker is damaged or defaced student will either repair their
damage/clean it or be charged a monetary amount for repairs.
Students will need teacher permission to leave the classroom and
use the restroom. A hall pass will be provided for these
If a student is in need of special support, assistance will be
obtained by peers, teachers aides, the school psychologist, and
the testing center.


Form to be filled out by the teacher prior to the Parent-Teacher conference to be

further discussed in detail:
Behavior in class:

Performance in Math:

Performance in Reading:

Performance in Writing:

Performance in Science:

Performance in Social Studies:

Strengths I see in your child:

Concerns I see in your child:

Additional comments:

Form to be filled out by student prior to the Parent-Teacher conference to be

addressed by the teacher and the parents:
Im having a hard time understanding . . .
Ive really enjoyed learning . . .

I really like when the teacher . . .

I really dislike when the teacher . . .
When Im in my classroom, I feel . . .
My favorite thing about being in my classroom is . . .
My least favorite thing about being in my classroom
is . . .
Additional comments:

School Community Plan

Our goal at North Star Middle School is to replicate the love of a family
and the importance of our education and share it with our community. In
order to achieve this goal of ours, we desire our students to engage in
weekly services at the inner city elementary school downtown. On
different days of the week, students will provide after-school services
such as tutoring, homework assistance, and various extracurricular
activities. Throughout the semester, students will participate in an
ongoing school supply drive to give to the students at the elementary
school at the end of each semester. On each Friday, we will have spirit
days which require the students to pay $1.00 to participate in. These
dollars, added up at the end of the year, will fund the elementary school
students to go on a field trip to a local fire station or police station (if the
school prefers that the firefighters and policemen come to the
elementary school, they can use the money to have them come to
them). In this way, the students will be learn how to continue community
involvement into a career and how our community is already being

Here at North Star Middle School we chose to call each other family by
respecting and supporting each other in achieving successes everyday. This mentality is
accomplish by following a team discipline plan revolving around the Prosocial Behavior
Model. Eisenberg & Fabes define Prosocial Behavior as voluntary behaviors made with
the intention of benefiting others (Knafo et al,1969).
We believe that each student should be provided the opportunity to be successful
in his/her life. We also believe that to promote this success, students are worthy of an
environment that is most conducive for learning which encourages a supportive
community atmosphere similar to that of a family. The Prosocial Behavior Model
encourages students to look outside of themselves in order to support their peers
through actions that benefit others rather than themselves. Knafo et al describes this
model as especially appropriate for developing students as it encompasses the persons
natural development cycle from self centered to an empathetic view towards others
North Star Middle School incorporates Prosocial Behavior into several aspects of
our school. We implement this model into our school rules by put focus on how a
student's actions affects not only themselves but also those who surround them. We
include it in our Team Encouragement Strategy by making the prizes and consequences
of actions a group concern rather than an individual concern. Students receive
recognition based on homeroom team performance rather than personal achievement.

Knafo, A., Weiner, M., & Dubrovsky, I. (1969). Prosocial Behavior.

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