St. Clare requires all students to model Catholic values and good citizenship. In order to encourage and reinforce good behavior, the school has implemented a merit program. Positive student behavior is rewarded to the students not only in the classroom, but school wide, i.e., cafeteria, hallways, bathrooms, recess, and church. All staff and support personnel are supplied with merit tickets and they are distributed daily.
Positive behaviors for which merits are given are as follows:
- Kindness (especially towards other students)
- Compassion (especially towards other students)
All staff and support personnel are supplied with merit tickets. Whenever a student is seen exhibiting a commendable behavior, the student is given a merit. The merit is filled out by the teacher with the student’s name, teacher, and grade.
Students in grades K-5 can redeem their merits for prizes at a date and time TBD.
Students in grades 6-8 may use merits for the following:
- Crazy Sock Day 5 merits
- Free Dress Day 10 merits
- Bag of Chips 12 merits
- Ice Cream 15 merits