Behavior, Climate, Culture

High Expectations for Student Behavior

We’re the Bethune BEARS! BEARS stands for Becoming Enthusiastic And Responsible Students. We take pride in this motto because a positive and orderly school environment is essential for learning to take place. Each person, student as well as adult, is responsible for creating this atmosphere.

Bethune students are expected to:

Be Respectful
Be Responsible
Be Safe
Be Your Best

In order to establish an effective learning environment, the Bethune staff has established a building-wide behavior curriculum based on the following assumptions:

  • Behavior is a basic skill that needs to be taught, practiced and reinforced.
  • The Citywide Discipline Policy will be enforced by the principal and staff. 
  • Parents need to be informed and involved with their child’s educational progress. Parent involvement and support is essential for Bethune students to learn appropriate behavior skills.
  • Every student has the right to a positive, orderly and safe environment, which is essential for learning to take place.