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Wildcat Way

Northside Students Do Things The Wildcat Way!!


Rules and procedures have been established in our building because all students deserve to learn and grow in a positive environment. All students are expected to behave appropriately at all times. This includes traveling to and from school, on a bus or a van, and when attending school-sponsored events.


The Northside staff is dedicated to fostering a positive environment through the use of our school-wide behavior plan, known as the Wildcat Way. In addition to school rules and procedures, this plan provides many opportunities for students to practice appropriate behaviors and be acknowledged for making good choices.


Some highlights of the Wildcat Way:

  • Wildcat Way DaysStudents learn and practice procedures for the lunchroom, restrooms, and recess. Additionally, students are introduced to the many ways they benefit from and can be rewarded for making good behavior choices.
  • Growing Great this WeekEach week a social skill is highlighted throughout the building; these are all skills that can help students be successful at both school and in life.
  • Monthly Wildcat Community meetingsStudent successes are highlighted, including the Cool Cats of the Month who have demonstrated outstanding behavior.


Northside Rules and Procedures:

Wildcat Way Expectations

C - Communicate with Respect
A - Act Responsibly
T - Take on Challenges
S - Stay Safe


Lunchtime Procedures

  • Enter the café quietly and orderly.
  • Stay seated...raise your hand if you need help.
  • Use a quiet voice to talk with the friends at your table.
  • Use good table manners and keep your area clean.
  • Use walking feet in the cafe.
  • Follow the Wildcat Way Expectations at all times.


Restroom Procedures
  • Let the teacher know you need to use the restroom.
  • Walk quietly and quickly to the restroom.
  • One person in a stall at a time.
  • Flush the toilet when you are finished.
  • Wash your hands and turn off the water from the sink.
  • Dry your hands and throw away your towel.
  • Return to the classroom or assigned spot right away.
Playground Procedures
  • Use equipment the way you have been shown.
  • Play in a safe and friendly way.
  • Take turns using the equipment.
  • Always stay in the recess area.
  • Return equipment to the cart at the end of recess.
  • Line up quickly and quietly when it is time to go inside.
  • Follow the Wildcat Way Expectations at all times.


Hallway Procedures

  • Remain quiet unless you are directed otherwise.
  • Walk in a straight line facing forward.
  • Keep hands at your sides and off the walls.
  • Keep an arm's length of space between you and the person in front of you.
  • Follow the Wildcat Way Expectations at all times.


Assembly Procedures

  • Enter the assembly area quickly and quietly.
  • Sit on your bottom with your legs crossed.
  • Raise your hand if it is a sharing time.
  • Follow the Wildcat Way Expectations at all times.


What you should know about Behavior Notifications...

We are excited to share all the great successes that your child is having in school, but we also ask for your help when improvement is needed. Your role in this learning process is crucial. If you are contacted by your child’s teacher or receive a behavior notification form, the following steps will make this a positive learning experience for your child:

  • Please read through and talk with your child about the office or bus referral.
  • Use the student reflection information to discuss how to make positive changes so the behavior does not continue. Have your child return it to his/her teacher the next day.
  • Contact the school if you feel more information is needed or if you would like suggestions on ways to improve the behavior.
  • Always keep in mind student success is our common goal, and we are here to help!


We appreciate your support of our efforts to make Northside a positive learning environment for all students every day!!