GALION — Galion Primary School has received the Gold Award for its success with Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) for the second consecutive year.
PBIS involves teaching students expected behaviors in a consistent and positive way, modeling and acknowledging those behaviors, and helping all students meet expectations and be successful. PBIS has been shown to improve student achievement, student behavior, and school climate.
“Since 2015, our staff has worked tirelessly to earn this award and we earned our first Gold in 2020,” Primary School Principal Katy Erlsten said. “The Primary staff is to be commended for their work in maintaining the Gold Award status for the second year in a row.”
Ohio PBIS Network first recognized schools that were model examples of strong PBIS programs in 2015. In 2021, Galion Primary School applied and was only one of 34 schools in Ohio to earn the Gold Award.
“Our Primary School staff and leadership do an outstanding job working with our Tigers and this award is a result of their efforts,” Galion Superintendent Jennifer Allerding said. “The entire Galion community should be proud of our staff and students for their hard work in earning the Gold Award for the second year in a row.”
Galion Primary PBIS team members include Katy Erlsten, Tina Crim, DeAnna Albert, Charlie Miller, Cindy Conner, Kirstie Naumoff, Lindy Edgell, and Elizabeth Volz. Galion Primary School will be honored during the virtual 2021 Ohio PBIS Showcase in conjunction with the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC) on Dec. 9.
For information about Galion Primary School and school district activities, go to www.galionschools.org.
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