The HRS Leader
Region 9 High Reliability Schools-August 2018
Building School Culture
According to Dr. Kent D. Peterson, a professor in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, school culture is "the set of norms, values and beliefs, rituals and ceremonies, symbols and stories that make up the 'persona' of the school." Being intentional is creating and sharing these things helps build a positive school culture.
Take a look at some examples from our region of schools building a positive school culture. Below the examples you'll find some resources containing information about and ideas to build school culture.
Examples of Positive School Culture
City View Elem.
The library counter is bright and cheerful, promoting positive traits.
Archer City ISD
Signs promote learning and leadership to build a positive school culture.
The theme of "Seas the Day" was evident on the first day of school.
Hirschi High School
Staff and community members welcomed students on the first day of school.
Jacksboro High School
FCCLA treated teachers on the first day back.
Knox City Elem.
Parents were encouraged to take pictures to share at this welcoming area at school.