Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Positive Behavior Promoted at Schools

Setting the right expectations in the first few days of school can make all the difference in the world when it comes to student behavior.  School leaders at Meadows Elementary know how true that is.  To kick off their Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS), staff held an assembly on August 17 to make sure the kids know what is expected of them when it comes to behavior at school.
The students went wild when Principal Nicole Dial entered the gym driving a mini toy car convertible.  Following closely behind her was Assistant Principal John Litfin.  Meadows students and staff racing to responsibility is the program’s theme.  “We will have a race every week on the primary and secondary side.  They (classrooms) win the race by having the most positive behavior points,” said Meadows counselor Deb Hess.   Principal Nicole Dial gave the students high marks for their behavior the first three days of school and she encouraged them to keep it up through the school year.  “Remember to work hard, show your teachers you are here to learn and treat each other with respect and we will have an outstanding school year,” said Dial.
Thirteen elementary and middle schools along with Capital City Schools use PBIS.