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Our district is proud to create a safe and welcoming environment for all of our school community. We commit to establishing a culture where all staff and students exhibit the 5 core characteristics of the Hornet Way: respect, honesty, kindness, responsibility, & fairness. 

One way we work to establish these expectations for students at the elementary and middle school levels is through PBIS, an evidence-based tiered behavior model designed to support students  students academic, social, and emotional wellbeing. 

As a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) district, staff encourage good behavior and focus on prevention, not punishment. 

Our PBIS programming emphasizes proactive approaches to student behavior, including intentionally teaching students the behavioral and learning expectations for every area and all activities in our buildings.  If students demonstrate behaviors that contradict the Hornet Way and school expectations, we take time to reteach these expectations and when appropriate, take a restorative approach to resolve misbehaviors.

The overarching goal of PBIS is to establish a positive learning environment, build a culture where everyone feels welcome, and teach our students the importance of citizenship in all areas of life.

To learn about how PBIS is implemented in your child's school, visit the PBIS page on the school's website:

What is the Hornet Way?

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The Hornet Way is our behavior philosophy, which centers on 5 core traits:  respect, honesty, kindness, responsibility, & fairness. 

Learn about the Hornet Way

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Bullying Prevention

At Big Lake Schools, we uphold the values of the The Hornet Way, fostering a safe and respectful environment for all. Should any instances of bullying arise, we stand committed to collaborating with students and families to address and resolve the issue.

Bullying Prevention & Reporting