LMS adopted the use of PRIDE cards as part of the school’s PBIS initiative to model appropriate behavior. Students will be issued their PRIDE card at the beginning of the year that will permit them certain liberties throughout the school. The objective of this program is to foster student personal responsibility, facilitate communication with authority figures and peers, and improve the culture of respect at Longfellow Middle School.
Students at Longfellow are expected to exemplify Purpose, Respect, Integrity, Dedication, and Effort. It is the expectation that you will bring and wear your PRIDE card while at school and school sponsored activities.
The privileges associated with the PRIDE card come from physically wearing it via a lanyard around your neck. If you forget your PRIDE card at home, you will not benefit from the privileges it affords that day. These may range from being permitted use of personal electronics in specific classrooms or school wide celebrations.
The Pride Card initiative is part of Longfellow’s overall PBIS program to promote a positive school climate. Its rights and responsibilities are afforded every student equally upon enrolling in the school. Procedures related to the Pride Card are established here as well as in the discipline matrix as a form of restorative justice. Students will receive up to two free Pride Cards and a lanyard throughout the year. If the Pride Card is lost and those have been issued, there will be a small fee along with a procedure to receive a third card.
In addition, a student's pride card will have their Athletic Pass on it if they have receieved one. This allows them free entry into any home sporting event for LMS or for NNHS.