Panther PRIDE

Our Core Values

Panther Roar

What is PRIDE?

PRIDE is our school-wide initiative to promote student success by addressing social and emotional needs while building a sense of community within Eldorado. PRIDE morning meetings take place during the first 20 minutes of the day and are facilitated but student-driven. Each classroom will use the same outline, but teachers have the liberty to present the material in a way that meets the needs of their classroom. PRIDE is formatted in a restorative circle to encourage students to think critically about the topic, learn from each other, and all have a chance to share in a safe space. DCSD's Student Wellness Framework items will also be shared during this time. 

Other Positive Behavior Supports at Eldorado

  • ROAR Tickets: We believe in celebrating and reinforcing positive behavior through our ROAR tickets. ROAR stands for Respect, Owning your Actions, Always Be Safe, and Responsibility—core values that we strive to instill in our students every day.

    Any staff member can give a ROAR ticket to a student who exemplifies these expected behaviors. When students receive a ROAR ticket, they are also given a special sticker to proudly display. The ticket itself is then entered into both a weekly and a quarterly raffle, where students have the chance to win exciting prizes. This system not only rewards individual acts of good behavior but also fosters a sense of community and shared values among our students.
  • Snow Cone Postcard:  Students also have the opportunity to earn snow cone postcards. These postcards can be sent home or turned in for a snow cone. We provide snow cones each Friday for our students! 
  • Proud Panther of the Month: We choose one student from each class. Our Proud Panthers will be invited (along with their families) to attend a breakfast in their honor each month, and we will host one assembly to honor winners each semester (before the Holiday break and at the end of May). Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. Hamlin will host the breakfasts from 8-8:30 AM on the last Friday of the month. Awards will be given from September to May.

  • Kindness challenges: We will continue to have a Pride challenge of the week, but this year, students can complete the challenge to earn an entry in the quarterly kindness chain drawing. Students will select kindness chain links from a bulletin board we will create. They will write what they did to complete the challenge and need an adult to sign it before they turn it in. 

Contact Information

Kelsey Schmalz, School Counselor, [email protected] 

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