The Pride Paw Program is our building-wide positive behavior recognition for both students and staff in order to create a more positive school climate. Students and staff have the opportunity to write Pride Paws to others when they see them displaying a behavior that makes Springboro Junior High School a more positive, respectful, inspiring, dynamic, or encouraging place. This has benefits for both the writer and the recipient and this reinforcement of pro-social behaviors is an evidence-based kernel that will increase desirable behaviors and can decrease unwanted behaviors. Research indicates that the benefits of reinforcement programs can include decreasing a number of undesirable outcomes including anxiety, dropout rates, and violence at school while increasing positive behavior, morale, and physical health. Pride Paws are given to the recipient, turned into the pride box, hung on our Pride Paw wall, and prizes from our community businesses are awarded quarterly. Thanks to the kindness of our students, staff, and generous community businesses, Springboro Junior High School is an even better place to learn and grow.