Northmor Elementary students and staff accepted an award December 8 for Northmor 4, the school’s PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) system.
Dr. George Csanyi, the director of State Support Team, Region 7 and Cathy Csanyi, educational consultant from the Office of Exceptional Children and the specialty consultant with the Ohio Department of Education, presented the award during an all school assembly that afternoon.
Twenty-two schools were honored at the Ohio Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Showcase on December 1st for their successful implementation of PBIS, a process for creating school environments that are more predictable and effective for achieving academic and social goals. A key strategy of the PBIS process is prevention. The majority of students follow the school’s expectations, but are never acknowledged for their positive behavior. Through instruction, comprehension and regular practice, all stakeholders use a consistent set of behavior expectations and rules. When some students do not respond to teaching of the behavioral rules, PBIS schools view it as an opportunity for re-teaching, not just punishment.
Dr. Csanyi also challenged the Northmor students and staff to continue their great work and earn Gold Recognition next year.
Submitted by Amanda Alberta, K-4 Principal, Northmor Elementary.