I asked Mrs. Ayala-Dean, our MTSS Interventionist, about our new school store.
This is what she said:
The idea came about after we realized that our initial MAVS ticket redemption wasn't really fair for all of the students. When our new Assistant Principal, Mrs. Hitchcock started at McKinley, she suggested a School store as an option and the idea took off. We now schedule two classes a day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only. The students save their Maverick dollars and can shop from a $3, $5, $8, $10 or $15+ table at the school store. The price ranges make it so every student can afford to purchase something. Students earn Maverick Dollars for showing Maverick Expectations in all areas of the school building. They can earn a dollar from any staff member. Our Store is funded primarily through donations. We have received donations from teachers, staff members, admin, and the donorchoose community. In addition to this system, we have also created a whole class reward system. Students can pool their Maverick dollars together to choose a whole class reward such as a pizza party, Cookies and Juice party or playdough/slime making for example. We have created a digital check register that teachers can share with their students. This helps them keep track of how much money their class has saved towards their rewards.
Both Mrs. Ayala-Dean and Mrs. Hitchcock are new to their roles at McKinley this year. They are appreciated! Way to go, Mavericks.