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Matheny-Withrow Elementary School

1200 Pope Ave
Springfield, IL 62703

Expectations for Excellence

M-W Student Excellence Handbook

PBIS expectations and procedures are taught through the M-W Student Excellence Handbook. This guidebook outlines the procedures and expectations for every common area in the building. We teach students the Life Lessons for Excellence which braid together our PBIS expectations and BIST Life Goals.  

The M-W Student Excellence Handbook also includes our apology protocol, STAR problem solving process, and Life Lessons for Excellence Vocabulary. It is reviewed daily/weekly at M-W in every classroom during class meetings, SWOOP, and/or at any point throughout the school day when the adult determines it is needed.

Character Expectations for Excellence

  • Students will be respectful, responsible, and safe at all times.

  • Students will use STAR skills in all situations.

  • Students will show empathy to build positive relationships and keep our community strong.