Elementary Cardinal Pride

There is a lot of Cardinal PRIDE (Positive, Respectful, In Control, Dependable, Effort) being shown around Bloomingdale and Pullman Elementary Schools to start 2017, and for good reason. Last February, the district was awarded a Promoting Positive School Culture grant through Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MIBLSI). Our program’s development started in March of 2016 and has continued throughout the year with multiple staff members to develop positive behavior expectations along with a system to recognize positive student behavior. During this time the two schools had students, parents, and staff fill out survey data to help guide their decision making. Both elementary schools held their kick off the first week of January and are off to a fantastic start. Every staff member: bus drivers, teachers, paraprofessionals, secretaries, custodians, and administrators can observe and recognize positive student behavior using Class Dojo, a computer based software program. Pullman Elementary set a PRIDE point goal and held their first building reward on January 27. Bloomingdale Elementary will have classroom rewards and a whole building reward on March 10. If you have any questions about our Promoting Positive School Culture grant, please, contact your child’s teacher or administrator. We’d be glad to share all the positive work being done in our buildings.




– Use kind words and actions

– Smile

– Have a growth mindset



– Use classroom materials with care

– Use good manners


In Control

– Use appropriate level voice

– Keep hands and feet to yourself



– Follow directions quickly



– Try your best

– Be prepared

– Actively participate


Example of Pullman Elementary’s PRIDE matrix showing positively worded classroom expectations.

BE Pride banners

Bloomingdale Elementary and their banners showing their PRIDE expectations.

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