Marlow High Fives: Student Behavior

We at Marlow teach and encourage all our students to show respectful, responsible behaviors.  To further this, there are behavior expectations for each area/setting of the school.  When you visit the halls, cafeteria or other parts of the school, you will see posters with the expectations on them.  These expectations are based upon Marlow’s High Five:

  • Be Safe
  • Be Kind
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Mindful

Teachers teach these expectations to the children. Students learn appropriate behavior through instruction, practice, feedback and encouragement.

Your child may say that he/she received a “Gotcha ticket”.  These tickets are given to the children when they are seen exemplifying one of Marlow’s expectations.  The tickets are then put in a central location, and on Mondays, fifteen tickets are drawn; five from K-1, five from 2-3, and five from 4-5.  The winners are rewarded with small prizes, coupons, tickets for popcorn, etc.  In addition, after each multiple of four tickets is earned, a small hand “bead” is given to the child.  The children really look forward to Fridays because they are allowed to wear these beads on a chain at school.  They also get to keep the necklaces at the end of the school year.

The high expectations here at Marlow, and the reinforcement for meeting these expectations, has made Marlow a friendly and positive place to learn and work.  Please feel free to ask your child’s teacher if you have more questions concerning how we reinforce positive behavior.

Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact any Marlow Staff member at 654-3225.