Look out for ‘APACHES Way’ yard signs


The Gonzales Independent School District uses an ethics-driven positive behavior support intervention, called the “APACHE Way,” to teach students how to make decisions which “exemplify pride for themselves, their family and their community.”

The “APACHE Way” is intended to use what the district terms as “strong positive school culture.” It is used to teach students to act independently and work well with others in any “Activity,” the first, have an “Attitude” of self-discipline and perseverance to regulate their feelings and emotions to achieve success, “Participate” with passion, “Communicate” with respect and courage, and a good voice for themselves and others, “Helping” through volunteerism and obeying the rules, as well as a work “Effort” of persistence, diligence and grit despite obstacles.

The district’s description of this program shows that it is intended to characterize GISD, the community and the families of students.

Every six weeks, winners chosen by the district will receive an APACHE Way yard sign.