Code of Conduct


Code of Conduct

BLMS Code of Behavior

Beaver Lake Middle School aspires to be a community in which its members exist together in harmony and cooperation. To help us all strive for this goal, the following principles have been adopted as code of behavior for each of us to follow.

  • INTEGRITY To be honest and sincere and of sound moral principle
  • COMMON SENSE To use good judgment
  • RESPONSIBILITY To be accountable for your actions
  • COOPERATION To work together toward a common goal or purpose
  • FRIENDSHIP To make and keep friends through mutual trust and caring
  • SENSE of HUMOR To laugh and be playful without hurting others
  • ORGANIZATION To plan, arrange and keep things in an orderly way
  • EFFORT To try your very HARDEST
  • INITIATIVE To do something because it NEEDS to be done
  • FLEXIBILITY The ability to alter plans when necessary
  • PERSEVERANCE To continue in spite of difficulties
  • PROBLEM-SOLVING To seek solutions in difficult situations
  • PATIENCE To wait calmly for someone or something
  • CURIOSITY A desire to LEARN or know about one’s world
  • CARING To feel concern for others

Adapted from Lifeskills, “The Way We Were, The Way We Can Be, A Vision For The Middle School Through Integrated Thematic Instruction,” by Ann Ross and Karen Olsen.

BARKS Behavior Expectations

Be Accountable Respectful Kind and Safe

BE:ClassroomHallwayAt LunchAssemblyBathroomLibrary/Computer LabsBusesCommunity
Accountable
  • Arrive on time, prepared to work
  • Take responsibility for your learning
  • Complete all parts of assigned tasks to the
    best of your ability
  • Appropriately ask for what you need from
    staff and peers
  • Learn from mistakes and accept consequences
  • Walk directly to class
  • Use lockers at designated times
  • Walk to the right in the hallways
    and stairwells
  • Follow directions given by staff
  • Keep technology devices out of sight
  • Bring lunch and lunch money to commons
  • Follow directions given by staff
  • Accept consequences without arguing
  • Place trash items in appropriate bins
  • Stay in commons, library, or outside until released to class
    (must have permission to be in hallway or teacher’s classroom)
  • Follow directions given by staff
  • Stay with staff member
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
  • Follow class procedures around bathroom use
  • Report vandalism to staff
  • Use bathrooms in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Follow the directions from staff
  • Use technology appropriately
  • Return materials on time
  • Be seated unless you are looking for a book
  • Follow directions of staff
  • Learn from mistakes and accept consequences
  • Arrive to bus on time
  • Inform trusted adults of problem situations
  • Use visible crosswalks and walkways
  • Maintain and care for our environment
Respectful
  • Listen and speak appropriately
  • Communicated effectively and appropriately
  • Use school equipment and property appropriately
  • Work with a team by participating appropriately
  • Acknowledge other perspectives and be sensitive
    when addressing differences
  • Keep hallways neat and clean
  • Use conversational tones
  • Use appropriate and positive language
  • Speak in conversational tones
  • Attend to speakers or presentations on stage
  • Use appropriate and positive language
  • Maintain position in line
  • Keep eating area clean
  • Listen attentively to speaker
  • Use applause appropriately (clapping hands/silent feet)
  • Respect the "personal space" of others
  • Keep bathrooms neat and clean: "leave no trace."
  • Respect privacy of others
  • Respect school property
  • Use conversational tones at all times
  • Respect school property
  • Listen to others and work cooperatively
  • Respect school property
  • Use appropriate and positive language
  • Use conversational tones
  • Respect property of others
  • Show respect to community members
  • Use appropriate language
Kind
  • Be aware of the needs and wants of others
  • Offer help to staff and peers classmates
  • Display gratitude towards teachers and peers
  • Include other students
  • Hold doors open for the next person
  • Move out of other's way
  • Walk to the right in the hallways
    and stairwells
  • Include everyone at your table
  • Add unopened food to the "share" cart
  • Invite other students to sit with you
  • Hold the door for others
  • Display gratitude towards teachers and peers
  • Encourage staff and peers
  • Hold door for others
  • Use bathrooms in a timely manner
    (save socializing for another time)
  • Return materials so others can use them
  • Be aware of the needs and wants of others
  • Offer help to staff and peers
  • Aware of the needs and wants of others
  • Offer help to staff and peers
  • Display gratitude towards drivers and peers
  • Display gratitude to community members
  • Be aware of the needs and wants of others
  • Offer to help others
Safe
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
  • Stay in assigned seat
  • Follow safety procedures
    • Lockdown, earthquake, etc.
    • Exiting for emergencies
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
  • Refrain from running
  • Move out of other's way
  • Walk to the right in the hallways
    and stairwells
  • Keep outside hallway doors closed
  • Remain seated while eating and drinking
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
    (food should be passed not thrown)
  • Follow directions given by staff
  • Walk in a single file line
  • Remain seated with assigned class
  • Move out of other’s way
  • Exit with assigned class in an orderly manner
  • Report problems to staff immediately
  • Wash your hands
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
  • Use technology appropriately
  • Keep all food or drinks out of the library
  • Follow safety procedures
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
  • Report problems to driver immediately
  • Cross at intersections
  • Obey traffic signals
  • Observe traffic patterns
  • Use visible, supervised walkways