The Husky Howl
We would like to wish you a happy new year from all of us at NWSOIL Tumwater! In December, our students and staff had a wonderful time with many different holiday activities from building gingerbread houses to our spirit week. This month we are reviewing our Journey Program with all students again in order to get back into our daily routines and reestablish expectations. We are also creating personal goals for 2023.
The Journey Program is key to our students’ success at NWSOIL. When students come to our school, they are placed on level 1 of our Journey Program. Throughout the school day, students are able to earn BARK points for Being respectful, Acting responsible, Remembering safety and Kindness matters. With those points, students earn rewards (i.e. buying items at the weekly student store) and privileges (i.e. weekly club activities). As students earn level-specific percentages of their daily points over at least 6 weeks, staff will help students petition for the next level. Higher levels offer better rewards and more privileges. Once students reach level 4, we reach out to the school district and families regarding the possibility of transitioning to a less restrictive environment.
In December, we had 4 students leveling up and 2 students transitioning to their neighborhood schools successfully! Congratulations Huskies!
We are expecting quite a few more student petitions to be approved in the month of January. We know 2023 will be a great year and we can’t wait to see our students continue to grow, academically, behaviorally and social-emotionally! Go Huskies! You BARK!
Stefanie Lamont, MA BCBA LBA
Northwest School of Innovative Learning
Tumwater /Olympia Campus