Lanigan Lift Off gets students excited about good behavior

Students at Lanigan Elementary School were excited about positive behavior and celebrated such in true “pep rally” fashion recently.

The lift off assembly recognized positive behaviors and celebrated October’s character trait of Responsibility as well as honored students who have shown improvement over the past month with the “On A Roll” award.

Students were recognized for exhibiting responsibility in the classroom during the Lanigan Lift Off Celebration at the school. A school-wide assembly celebrating PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) awarded certificates to the following students: in front, left to right are Isabella Perkins, William Phillips, Ryan McLoughlin and Nick Schneider. Second row, left to right: Anna Bednarz, Matthew Brown, Alaina Grey, Travis Montone, Haley Sellin, Olivia Saunderson, Claire Broderick, and Michael Brown. Back row, left to right: Cierra Russell, Destiny Schneider, Jacob Summerville, Julia Brown, Chloe Devendorf, and Jack Broderick. Also pictured is Bob Briggs, Lanigan Elementary School Principal.

Teachers Dianne Sestak and Marie Mathes shared examples of positive actions and behavior by students at the school which “filled the buckets” of fellow students, teachers or family members.

During the “bucket filling” the Bucket Fairy appeared, danced around the teachers and through the crowd to the cheers of the students.

Principal Bob Briggs explained that when bucket filling is recognized, the bucket fairy, aka Physical Education teacher Mr. Harvey, may appear.

The Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) committee organizes the lift-off assemblies to reinforce good behavior and reward students for their positive actions and behavior.

The Fulton City School District’s and Lanigan Elementary’s behavioral expectations include Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe and Be a Problem Solver.

When staff members shared examples of “bucket filling” or positive statements and deeds performed by students or staff at the school, the bucket fairy appeared and danced around the teachers before skipping off.
Julia Brown and Principal Briggs prove that Lanigan students have “marvelous math minds” in a head-to-head mathematics speed round challenge during the Lanigan Lift Off in October. The group of students who volunteer to show their math minds beat Mr. Briggs in “clapping in” with the correct answer all but one time during the math challenge.