West Fargo Middle School Student Management Program

  • West Fargo School District Middle School Buildings have defined the operating principles of the entire school community, which outlines how members of our schools are expected to interact with one another.

    Staff and students will work together to help every person reach his/her fullest potential; academically, socially, physically, and emotionally. We believe that behavior is a choice. We believe that discipline is guidance. Through discipline we strive to teach appropriate conduct and personal responsibility using an equal balance of logical consequences, problem solving and restitution. Students will be expected to own their behaviors and solve their problems with adult guidance. Behavior which helps someone grow and mature will be encouraged. Behavior, which interferes with another person's growth or rights, will not be tolerated.

    North Dakota Century Code (NDCC) requires that any school district with multiple schools at any given level must have identical behavior management programs using identical language and expectations (NDCC 15.1-19-02).

    To help meet requirements of the North Dakota Century Code, both middle schools have participated in training and a district discipline committee was formed to create a uniform Student Management Program. A Behavior Matrix was created to provide positive procedures in a school community, and training of staff to help build positive relationships with students to facilitate effective classroom management and ultimately a positive learning environment.

    The West Fargo Student Management Program emphasizes our behavioral expectations and procedures that every teacher will demonstrate and review throughout the school year and every student will practice and apply daily.