OSWEGO – During the month of October the Oswego Middle School Advisory classes participated in ‘HERO in the Hallway’ activities and signed the ‘HERO in the Hallway’ pledge.
The pledge that the students signed included ways that they can help our their peers, step in when needed, be a role model for others and in general be a positive member of the OMS community.
Additionally, each faculty and staff member at OMS were given one ‘HERO in the Hallway’ ticket that was good for 10 PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) BUCs to be used at the school store.
Faculty and staff were asked to identify one student that they considered a ‘HERO in the Hallway.’
The students that were selected were recognized by their teachers as always doing the right thing, helping out a peer or an adult in the building or being a good role model for others.
The activity was presented as part of the newly introduced 7th Grade Advisory sections that have taken the place of one study hall during the day for 7th graders.
Half of the 7th grade population is part of the advisory for the fall semester and the other half of the population will part of the advisory for the second semester.
Advisory programs in middle schools across the country have been established in part to help strengthen the connectedness of students at the middle level.
In general, Advisory programs offer an adult advisor who meets regularly with a group of students during the school day to provide academic and social – emotional support and mentorship.
At OMS each advisory is supervised by an ‘Advisory Team’ consisting of one building administrator, one school counselor and one teacher assistant.