262 Canal St, Montour Falls, NY 14865
Grades: PreK - 2
Principal: James Nolan
Email Jim Nolan
Phone: (607) 535-7267
"Our commitment to excellence prepares students for life."
B.C. Cate Elementary School
B.C. Cate Families,
We can now ROAR with Grizzly pride and display Respect, Ownership, Accountability, and Responsibility.
B.C. Cate Elementary School and Hanlon Elementary School have been in collaboration the past few years to build a system to incorporate a uniform P.B.I.S. (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support program), Code of Conduct, Character Education Program, and Social Emotional learning strategies to support ALL elementary students. The design of this project centered around the Vision Statement of the Odessa-Montour Central School District to: "Engage, Empower, and Educate every student, every day".
We are proud to announce that after several years of planning this project is now complete. Our teams felt that it was important to carefully collect feedback from the few thousand stakeholders that this was being designed for. This feedback was gathered from a plethora of areas to include but not limited to Student Advisory Groups, Building Leadership Teams, Parent Focus Groups, School Counseling Services, PFO functions, and a multitude of one-on-one conversations.
The biggest piece of this project was designing a "Matrix" to support our students. In the attached pictures you will see this matrix along with a multitude of other resources. With your feedback we will now use the acronym R.O.A.R (Respectful, Ownership, Accountable, Responsible) to support our little grizzlies. You may notice the grizzly bear character in the photos is different than the district's new logo. As a district we all utilize the logo that was introduced to you a few months ago as we transitioned away from the Indians to the Grizzlies. We are all still the Grizzlies, the new bear you will see around B.C. Cate is the little cub version geared specifically for our elementary students.
A special thank you to all that have worked so hard on this project including the financial support of our P.F.O. Our administration truly values all the feedback that was provided on this project from our Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents, B.C. Cate/Hanlon Parent Faculty Organization, Special Services, and our Community Partners.