Safe and Civil Schools Program (C. H. A. M. P. S.)
Manitou Park Elementary’s Positive and Proactive
Behavior Management Program
This year Manitou Park will continue to implement our school
wide behavior management program, CHAMPS, which is a part of the Safe and Civil
Schools Program. All staff and students will be trained in this model, also,
Manitou will offer training to parents and family members to continue a
Overview of the
Motivation and Discipline
The Safe and Civil School Series
is a collection of strategies designed to create productive, safe and
respectful learning environments. The goal of the program is to empower school
personnel with techniques to help all students behave responsibly and
respectfully. The materials are full of specific “how-to” information, though
each resource stands alone; all are designed around five basic beliefs:
All students must be treated with dignity and
Students can and should be taught skills and
behaviors needed for success.
Motivation and responsibility should be
encouraged through positive interactions and through building relationships
Student misbehavior provides a teaching
Collaboration is critical. All school staff
members must work together to help students behave responsibly and to meet
The CHAMPS Curriculum is based on
the above common beliefs and the following processes:
1. Self-Reflection - If student behavior is irresponsible, school staff should reflect on what they
can do to help the student.
2. Utilization for data - objective information about behavior is important in planning and
making decisions about behavior.
3. Structuring of Success - all school settings should be organized to promote successful
behavior from students.
4. Collaboration - helping students behave responsible is a shared responsibility of all school
The program will need all the support from the school
community, staff, students and parents to ensure its success. Additional
information with regard to Manitou Park’s behavior management program and
the training dates is available upon request.