Houston Elementary School earned Rewards School status all four years the award has been given. Only 20 schools in the state have achieved this feat.
Houston Preschool earned the 4-Star Parent Aware status, which qualifies for state-funded scholarships.
Kiel Koehler won second place in the Miller Ingenuity Competition. He used the majority of his winnings to purchase Lego robots to expose all seventh grade students to the technology and engineering skills associated with building and operating the robots. These robots were delivered to Houston High on Friday, March 6.
Kiel Koehler also was awarded the grant for a classroom set of desktop computers.
Mrs. Crary-Pierce’s 8th graders won the PBIS Challenge for their video on Being Encouraging in the Cafeteria and have earned a breakfast pizza party! Congratulations Richelle, Curtis, Genna, Brooklynn, Julia, Allison, Logan, Maggie, Morganna and Ryan.
Below is their award-winning video!
Second place goes to Mrs. Mathers’ seniors for Showing Encouragement to the Office. Rounding out 3rd place was Ms. Daoust’s sophomores for teaching What Community in the Hallway Looks Like.
What is PBIS? "Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture and needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all youth by making targeted misbehavior less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional." [source]
- What is School-wide PBIS?
- Why is it so important to focus on teaching positive social behaviors?
- What is a systems approach in School-wide PBIS?
To answer these questions and more, please read all about it at the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports website.