Oakton follows PBIS, or, Positive Behavior Interventions and Support, a state-wide program that encourages appropriate classroom behavior and attitudes. At Oakton, students who show respect, discipline and leadership in the classroom, lunchroom and on the playground are often rewarded with “Cougar Paws” that help reinforce such positive behavior. Classes with the most Cougar Paws are rewarded with special parties and other privileges throughout the year.
Student-of-the-month assemblies honor those students who consistently follow the PBIS goals of “Be Here, Be Ready, Be Respectful and Safe.” Students are chosen by teachers, and parents and caregivers are notified and invited to attend the assembly.
For more information on District 65’s discipline policy, and for information on behavioral expectations for students, you can download the Student Handbook at