A Message From The Principal


Dear Churchill Families,

I want to communicate some information regarding the Rock Star Behavior Expectation System we use here at Churchill.  Our positive behavior support system is built on the idea that recognizing positive behavior is a great way to build a positive community.  Our Churchill system of recognizing the positive is a key ingredient to our positive school culture.  We intentionally teach our school-wide expectations to every student multiple times throughout the school year, so they know what we expect their positive behavior to look like and sound like in all areas of the school.

Students get recognized with Rock Star Slips daily.  All staff members recognize positive behavior with these slips outside and inside the classroom.  All staff members also recognize whole class positive behavior with our Bravo Awards that you will notice hanging outside of every classroom.  The greatest piece to me is that every student has the opportunity to get recognized for the great things they do every day.  

We have a “Rock Star” Assembly each month recognizing a number of students in each grade level, for following the Rock Star Behavior Expectations (Show Kindness, Take Responsibility, Act Respectfully, and Ready to Learn).  Students recognized are announced at the school-wide assembly in front of their peers and teachers, pick a reward, and have their picture taken with the other “Rock Star” students that month (the picture is sent home for personal use and one is put in the hallway at school outside the office).  When your child earns this outstanding accomplishment during the school year, please let them know how proud you are of their efforts, we sure are proud of them here at school.  Thanks for all you do as parents to support positive behavior at Churchill Elementary!  


Lowell Whitaker

Mr. Lowell Whitaker
Churchill Elementary
(231)798-1276, Ext. 8999