PEAK

Peaceful Environment at Kenston

PEAK Mission Statement

The Mission of the Kenston Local School District is for each student to achieve individual academic excellence and to maximize personal growth in a community which demonstrates and develops mutual respect, responsibility, and life-long learning. In accordance with our district mission, six essential elements have been identified that encompass our continuous efforts to maintain a safe environment where students, staff, and members of the public behave in a manner toward themselves and others that instills a harmonious existence within our school environment and at all school related events.

Safe Harbor

In each building there is a place and people available for students and staff to confidentially report, share, and/or discuss concerns. Every effort is made to maintain anonymity to prevent repercussions of any kind. Examples include:

  • Guidance Office
  • Trusted staff member

Parent / Family / Community Education

A variety of information and resources related to maintaining peaceful schools are communicated on a regular basis throughout the school year.

  • Handbooks
  • District Calendar
  • Weekly Folders – Elementary
  • Newsletter – School/Classroom
  • Website with links to resources
  • District-wide brochure
  • Faculty nesletters

Behavior Expectations

Kenston students, staff and members of the public are expected to behave in a manner that shows respect for themselves and others during the school day and at all school related events. Each building regularly reviews specific behavioral expectations that support peaceful schools. Examples:

  • Posted conspicuously at main and event entrances
  • Reinforced through daily announcements
  • Practiced and modeled across the curriculum
  • In alignment with the building

Character Traits

The Kenston School District regularly emphasize key qualities that encourage positive and respectful actions toward oneself and others; and also promotes the development of the necessary life skills to live and prosper in a peaceful environment.

  • July – Fairness
  • August – Hard Work
  • September – Responsibility
  • October – Respect
  • November – Gratitude
  • December – Love
  • January – Self – Control
  • February – Compassion
  • March – Positive Attitude
  • April – Honesty
  • May – Good Judgement
  • June – Integrity

Character Reinforcement

An abundance of grade level programs are offered to reinforce and support the goals for peaceful schools and the ideas it represents. Students and others are recognized and acknowledged for promoting character traits in themselves and others. Some examples of these programs are:

  • Lunch Bunch
  • H.E.R.O. @ TES
  • Student of the month
  • Catch them being good
  • Good News Calls

Staff Development

Training for staff focuses on sustaining awareness of the goals set for the Kenston Local Schools peaceful program to promote a harmonious climate and respect within our District.

Bullying Incident Report

At least semi-annually, the Superintendent shall provide to the President of the Board a written summary of all reported incidents and post the summary on the District website.  The list shall be limited to the number of verified acts of harassment, intimidation and/or bullying, whether in the classroom, on school property, to and from school, or at school-sponsored events.

Allegations of criminal misconduct and suspect child abuse will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency and/or to Child Protective Services in accordance with statute.  District personnel shall cooperate with investigations by such agencies.

 1st Semester 2015-2016 7
 2nd Semester 2015-2016 5
 1st Semester 2016-2017 8

updated: February 1, 2017