We are Abrams Elementary because…
We care about and affirm one another, students,
teachers and our community.
We believe in, and do what’s best for our kids.
Every child will make a year’s growth in a year’s
Abrams Elementary is a Title 1 school serving students on the Fort Carson Army Post. We serve kindergarten through 5th grade students.
Our staff is committed to fostering success of the whole child.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)
Abrams Elementary School PBIS is a school-wide program based on the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework. Abrams staff members have worked closely together to develop a community which aligns the principles of PBIS to the goals, mission and culture of Abrams Elementary School.
School-wide PBIS is a research-based framework that has been proven to improve school climate, reduce problem behavior, and increase academic instructional time in schools (for additional information go to www.pbis.org). Two primary areas of emphasis in PBIS are prevention and instruction of social behavior. PBIS is based on the idea that when students are taught clearly defined behavioral expectations and provided with predictable responses to their behavior, both positive and corrective, they are more likely to meet those expectations.
Capturing Kids Hearts:
Abrams Elementary School is a Capturing Kids Hearts school. We believe that in order for students to learn, we must first have strong relationships with them, or "capture their heart." At Abrams, you will see that we greet every child every day with a handshake, eye contact, and a kind word. Students soon learn how to greet others in a socially appropriate manner, and how to help other students feel comfortable.
Teachers and students work together to develop Social Contracts, which outline how we are expected to treat one another. Your children may come home and talk about their Social Contract, or even tell their brothers or sisters to "check their hearts" and be kind to one another.
As part of Capturing Kids Hearts, we also give affirmations to students and teach them how to affirm one another as well. Students have opportunities to share good things and to learn about their classmates. Students learn to self-manage their behaviors and their learning.