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Elena Christian Jr. H.S. Students Earn PAW-sitive Points

Photo-collage of students participating in ECJH PAW-sitive Program The administration, faculty and staff at Elena Christian Jr. High School (ECJH) launched the “PAW-sitive” project for school year 2016-17 on Wednesday, Sept. 28 as an incentive to improve students’ overall behavior and academic performance. The PAW in PAW-sitive represents the paws in the school’s mascot, the Simbas, named after the lion cub in the famous movie “The Lion King.”
The grand opening of the PAW-sitive Room attracted a large number of students who traded off points for well-needed school supplies, games and sporting items. The room was filled with lots of electronic pieces, copybooks, pens, pencils, footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, etc.
The items are all incentives to help encourage students to keep their school campus clean and to treat one another fairly at the bus stations, on the school ground and in the classroom. Points are also awarded for perfect attendance, turning in homework on time, being neatly dressed and good academic performance.
Points are assigned to items according to their market value. Thus, a student presented 400 points to earn a basketball and 200 points for an earphone. Administrators, counselors, teachers, custodians or monitors may award points to students.
Stacy Hewitt, Kayavril Duncan-Smalls, Toni Messer and Antoinette Bailey are coordinating ECJH PAW-sitive program for the school year.

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