The Copley High School’s “Pride Tribe” is a way of recognizing student character, citizenship, and pride at our High School. The student selected for this positive reward will be an excellent example of the month’s character trait found on our district calendar. The idea behind the Copley Pride Tribe is to recognize students for doing “good” and give them a positive reward for doing the right thing as well as to improve the climate in the building. Many students have shared with me that they feel that the “middle of the road” student is left out. My hope behind this program is to recognize that student who may not be “Student of the Month” or “Student Athlete of the Month” material, just a student who deserves a reward for doing something positive. This student may or may not be involved in other activities at Copley High School. Ideally, students selected to be part of the Pride Tribe would be those students who do the right thing and may not be the best student academically or athletically. Often times these students slip through the cracks and do not get the recognition that they deserve. Research has shown that increasing student involvement and feelings of belonging can lead to increased student achievement. This program could also be an avenue to help build positive student/teacher relationships, by providing teachers a means to refer students to the office for good behaviors.