The 2022-2023 school year is all about running with the Bighorn H.E.R.D. Staff and students are putting a focus on Honesty, Empathy, Respect, and Determination or the HERD principles both inside and outside the classroom.
The four principles are found throughout the elementary, middle, and high school. Posters have been hung in each classroom and teachers have worked to incorporate them in their community building activities.
Reminders to Run with the H.E.R.D. are in classrooms, hallways, the cafeteria, the restrooms, and the playgrounds. Examples include practicing putting themselves in someone else’s shoes, attentive listening, helping others, cleaning up after themselves, be goal-oriented, be a leader, share with others, and many more.
“We started the HERD initiative as positive behavior interventions and support programs help improve social, emotional and academic outcomes for students which we value greatly. We are looking forward to our students running with the HERD and enhancing our overall climate,” said Chief Academic Officer Rochelle Tisdale.
Thank you to Jeff’s Digitex for their graphic design assistance and for printing the posters.