KAIMUKI MIDDLE...
A PLACE WITH HEART

reach hearts. teach minds.

MTSS

Student-Centered Support

The vision of Kaimuki Middle School is to be “a place with heart that challenges and strengthens the mind, body, and spirit”. One way we cultivate this vision is through a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) for students. 

MTSS is based around a school culture that positively supports relationships, well being, and success – with the goal of helping every child thrive in school. It includes universal screening of all students, multiple tiers of behavioral and academic support services when needed, and an integrated data collection process to help us make the best decisions for student success.

4Rs

Values ShapE Our Vision

respect
RESPECT

At KMS, we care for ourselves, care for others, and care for our entire school community.

relationships
RELATIONSHIPS

We build positive connections with each other and share acts of kindness.

responsibility
RESPONSIBILITY

We are accountable for our actions, we arrive on time and are prepared for class.

resiliency
RESILIENCY

We strive to cope with and overcome life's challenges, and to do our personal best.

What do our students say?

© 2018 J. Hernandez

SEL

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

SEL WHEEL CASEL
5 COMPONENTS OF SEL​

Actively involving students in their social, emotional, and academic growth.

1

Self awareness

Know your strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a “growth mindset.”

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2

Self Management

Effectively manage stress, control impulses, and motivate yourself to set and achieve goals.

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3

Social Awareness

Understand the perspectives of others and empathize with them, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

4

Relationship Skills

Communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed.

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5

Responsible Decision-Making

Make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety, and social norms.

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MTSS & SEL

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The Good Behavior Game
Today’s MTSS entry is actually a BONUS! It’s the “plus one” to our 17 PCMs, and it’s a fun one!  A valuable addition to any classroom’s Tier 1, The Good Behavior Game is used…