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Principal's Corner

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Welcome and welcome back! We are ready for an exciting and engaging year filled with spiritual, academic, and social growth. Please feel free to contact me throughout the year with questions, compliments or concerns.


St. Pius V uses the CHAMPS Approach to Classroom Management by Randy Sprick. Below you can learn about this program and how we use it at our school.


CHAMPS: A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management


What is CHAMPS?

  • A set of      decisions the teacher must make in order to structure for today's      students
  • A      decision-making template
  • A process
  • An acronym
  • A common      language among staff

What CHAMPS is not

  • Quick fixes or      miracle cures because effective discipline and classroom management are      lifelong learning tasks


  •  Responsive: to teachers and parents
  •  Proactive Measure

CHAMPS at McNair Elementary

  • Guidelines for      Success
  • School Wide      Attention Signal
  • Voice Levels
  • “CHAMPING”common      areas: Hall, Bathroom, Cafeteria, Arrival/Dismissal, Recess
  • Behavior      Hierarchy
  • Used in all      classes, in all grade levels; consistency is key with effective behavior      management!


Guidelines for Success:

  • Guidelines for      Success are 3-5 brief statements or phrases that describe skills, traits,      and attitudes that students need to be successful in school and in life.
  • RACE for Success

     Be Responsible

           Always try your best


Treat Everyone with respect, including yourself

Use an Attention Signal

  • Identify and use      consistently, an attention signal that has the following components
    • Visual
    • Auditory
    • Portable

Our Signal
Teacher or staff raise hand up and say, “May I have your attention” – and students raise hands up, look at staff member and give attention.


Voice Levels:

  • 0: Silent
  • 1: Whisper
  • 2: Small Group
  • 3: Classroom
  • 4: Outside

What is "CHAMPing"

  •  C is for Conversation: What voice      level are you at, and who are you supposed to be speaking with?
  •  H is for      Help:      How do you ask for help?
  •  A is for Activity: What are you      supposed to be doing?
  •  M is for Movement: Are you      rotating through groups, sitting on the carpet, sitting at your desk, etc?
  •  P is for Participation: How does the      teacher know you are fully participating?
  •  S is for Success: If you follow      the first five, you will be successful!