Our Positive School Climate

"You can just feel the positive energy when you walk in the building.  It's like you are family here." ~ Forwood Parent  

  • Forwood is an active participant in the Delaware Positive Behavior Support Project. We are currently working on our Phase 4 recognition, which is the highest recognition possible!

    What is Positive Behavior Support?
    Positive Behavior Support (PBS) is a school-wide behavioral management system that focuses on recognizing good behavior, developing a positive school climate, and reducing behavior referrals. It establishes and continuously teaches clear and consistent expectations for student behavior, as well as procedures to address deviations from expected behavior. At Forwood Elementary, students are expected to be responsible, respectful, and safe at all times. These expected behaviors (see chart below) are applied across all school environments including the classroom, playground, cafeteria, special events, and when students represent our school on field trips.

    What are the expected behaviors at Forwood Elementary? 
    You can see them on our School-Wide Expectations Cool Tools .

    How does staff recognize positive student behavior?
    Students can earn classroom and/or individual paw prints for following the Forwood expectations.  After receiving a paw print, the student places the paw print into the classroom paw print box.  Classroom teachers tally up the paw prints and reward the class with a PBS reward. Some of our PBS celebrations include:

    • Classroom recognition for positive behavior at our PBS award assemblies.
    • Honor Roll ceremony
    • Special guests/events
    • Fall Festival
    • Spirit days
    • Double Paw Print Day
    • Spirit weeks
    • PBS End of Year Fun Day