Philosophy of Discipline

St. John’s Lutheran School staff dedicates itself to following a set of core beliefs which provides a guide for dealing with student discipline. Each student is a unique individual created by God, with unique personal, social and educational needs. As a result, every disciplinary situation becomes unique in nature. Consequences for misbehavior provide the best learning value when matched to the unique student and unique situation. The core beliefs guide our attempts to individualize disciplinary procedures and help students see reasonable connections between their behavior and the resulting consequence which increases the odds for children learning from their mistakes.