All students at Northside are taught how to set goals and work towards them!
Teachers work with students one on one to set reasonable academic, personal or behavior goals. They then discuss what it will take in order to meet their goal with a step by step process. The teacher works with the student by helping them through the process. We believe that in order to succeed you must first fail. If something does not work, we work to figure out a different way to accomplish it. Students also learn that sometimes you have to adjust your goal. By using a positive growth mindset, our Northsiders know that through perseverance and effort, they can do it!
In order to celebrate their achieved goal, we have a GOAL BELL outside of our front office foyer. When our students meet their academic, personal or behavior goal, they go down with their class and ring the bell. This is an amazing sound to hear daily! Their classmates help them celebrate their accomplishment by giving them high-fives and hugs! Mrs. Gonzalez and/or Mrs. Jimenez help them celebrate as well. Some teachers will even have their students build a bridge and the student runs through it!
Please take some time to discuss your child’s goals with their teacher and your child. You will be surprised how much they enjoy ringing the bell, and we LOVE that they are learning a valuable skill for life.