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South Lake Middle School
655 West Yale Loop
Irvine, CA 92604
It is our belief that every middle school child has the capacity to be compassionate and giving; to be perceptive, creative and informed; to be industrious, ethical and a risk taker; to persevere and to celebrate each day with optimism. Our highly skilled staff motivates students to excel, and provides the guidance to develop critical thinking skills and higher level learning strategies, with high expectations for all learners.
We’re proud of our students and our community and what we’ve all achieved together:
In 2010, South Lake began implementing a new behavioral support system known as Positive Behavior Intervention and Support. Rather than focusing entirely on disciplining students who displayed negative behaviors, PBIS focuses on celebrating the kids who do the right thing. We have three expectations that are displayed prominently around the school:
Students can earn Shark Cards as incentives for taking care of themselves, each other, and the school. These Shark Cards are entered into drawings during the school year where students can earn prizes ranging from school supplies to clothing and accessories donated by local businesses.
By focusing on the positive, PBIS allows us to also target and provide extra support to students who struggle with reaching our expectations. Our goal is to help our students achieve, not just academically, but socially and emotionally as well.