Positive behavior earns students safe rides on new wheels
During the recently ended school year, Schoharie
Elementary students did a great job learning the four B's - Be
respectful, Be responsible, Be safe and Be a Community - that are the
foundation of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
program at their school. Two lucky students are now enjoying safe rides
on new sets of wheels thanks to their positive behavior.
Through PBIS, which was launched during 2015-16,
students could earn Buckle Bucks by fulfilling the B's and then redeem
them for prizes or tickets for drawings. "At the end of the year, all
student names were put in for a drawing for bicycles and helmets to
celebrate what a positive year we had with the students," said
Elementary Principal Andrea Polikoski. "Congratulations to drawing
winners Madison Hoop (5th grade) and Logan Schrader (kindergarten)!
"Thank you to the EPTSO for donating the money to
purchase the bicycles. We are looking forward to our September kickoff
of our 2nd year of PBIS at Schoharie Elementary."
The Buckle Bucks earned by students for good
behavior are named in honor of Schoharie Central School District's
therapeutic classroom dog,
In the photos: Top of page: Logan and Madison with
Principal Polikoski. Photo below: Logan and Madison with Terri Blum,
reading teacher and PBIS coach.