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Tribe System

Community ISD Tribes

  • What is a Tribe?

    A “tribe” is much like a “house” in house systems used to collect points for meeting & exceeding expected behaviors. House systems are used in many schools and universities across the world, and have been demonstrated in books and movies like Harry Potter and Tom Brown's School Days. Because Community is the home of the Braves, we prefer to use the word Tribe instead of House! Here in Community, we have four tribes based on the four Traits of a Brave: generous, humble, passionate and wise. Each tribe has their own color, symbol and chant.


    What is a Tribe System/House System?

    The tribe system, also known as a house system, is a positive behavior system in which students and faculty in the entire district are provided the opportunity to interact across grade levels and campuses. Each student collects points for their tribe by meeting behavior expectations. Students in tribes encourage one another and work together to exemplify the traits of a Brave as they learn about the traits from faculty and staff members in the process.  In doing so, the school community will benefit from positive peer pressure, increased school spirit, and healthy competition.

    How does the Tribe System work?

    Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, each CISD staff members and students will be assigned to a tribe. Each campus develops activities, contests and incentives initiated to support their learning and behavior goals. The tribes compete for points which are calculated weekly. The winning tribe for each campus will have their tribe flag flown on the flag pole the following week! Each campus has different celebrations and contests for tribe points. While earning points for their tribes, students will have opportunities to unite with other members of their tribe from other classes and campuses to bring more unity & peer leadership across the district.