Students at the Martin F. Quinn Primary Center attended an assembly to kick off the STAR Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Program. Through the program, teachers, administrators, counselors and support staff take responsibility to teach students positive behavior expectations and to help each child develop self-discipline and become good citizens and to maintain a safe learning environment and recognize positive attributes of students. Students who show self-control, take responsibility, have a positive attitude, and are respectful will be recognized and rewarded in a variety of ways. Students are presented with a STAR Club Card when a teacher, staff member, or bus driver catches them demonstrating great behavior. The students’ names are recognized in a school announcement and Principal Art Savokinas makes a special phone call to the family to celebrate the good news. The students then randomly select a numbered tile on the STAR Club Board and place their name on the tile. When 10 tiles connect in a row on the board, students receive a special treat from the treasure chest. Only 10 cards are awarded daily. Students from Alyssa McKernan’s first grade class with the STAR program mascot, first row, from left, are Danny Jordan, Patrick McDonald, Elijah Taroli, Robert Ritzco and Jack Whiteduck. Second row: Benjamin Lewis, Jahmel Featherstone, Alexander Sedon, Vanessa King, Lylee Bulford, Lucas Gillaspy and Kole Smith. Third row: Alyssa McKernan, Mackenzie Jenkins, Luke George, Giuliana Talerico, Brian Wood, Hayden Jones, Emilia Fina and the STAR mascot.