Behavior Matrix

Oakdale Middle School - School-Wide Behavior Expectations








  • Be respectful.
  • Be kind with words and actions.
  • Listen to others.
  • Be responsible.
  • Be prepared.
  • Work hard.
  • Be honest.
  • Have integrity.
  • Add value to our school.
  • Follow expectations and rules.
  • Practice safe, responsible, and respectful interactions.
  • Use materials for intended purpose.


  • Use kind words, both in person and online.
  • Show respect for others and their belongings.
  • Have needed materials, and be ready to learn.
  • Maintain on-task behavior.
  • Arrive on time.
  • Be honest about your work.


  • During drills listen, act, and move quickly.
  • Use class materials appropriately.



  • Use appropriate language and volume with peers and adults.
  • Enjoy and respect displays.
  • Keep the hallways clean.
  • Use hall pass.
  • Use time between classes to go to the bathroom, locker, and next class.
  • Cell phones and ear buds stay put away.
  • Walk to the right, and travel with purpose.


  • Keep bathrooms clean and graffiti free, flushing toilets and washing hands.
  • Choose an appropriate time to use the restroom.
  • Restrooms are used as expected, not as a place of play.
  • Respect the privacy of others.
  • Keep hands away from other people.


  • Clean up after you are done eating.
  • Show appreciation to the staff who work in the cafeteria.
  • Follow cafeteria rules and expectations.


  • Be welcoming and invite students to sit with your group.
  • Honor the people who are around you in line.
  • Follow the directions of the adults on duty.
  • Speak at a respectful volume.


  • Leave the library clean; push chairs into place.
  • The library is a working place; keep your voice low.
  • Focus on your purpose and task.
  • Take care of the materials checked out.
  • Use computers for educational purposes.
  • Be aware of others working around you.




  • Keep bleachers and locker rooms clean.
  • Support and encourage all participants and speakers.
  • Sit in designated sections.
  • Remember your purpose for being in the gym.
  • Exhibit appropriate behavior in the stands and locker rooms.
  • Use the aisles to enter and exit the stands safely.
  • Use equipment properly.