OSWEGO, NY – Leighton Elementary School in Oswego was full of positive energy and activities recently for their Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports celebration.
PBIS is a district-wide approach to teaching, modeling, recognizing and encouraging positive behaviors in a school setting, while providing a framework and social system that supports success outside the school, as well.
Leighton School Elementary students recently earned the PBIS celebration for their ongoing positive behavioral habits, and enjoyed a variety of activities, including ice skating, technology, crafts and more for their efforts.
“It’s a wonderful way to celebrate all the positives our students do and are capable of doing on a daily basis,” said Leighton Elementary School Principal Larry Schmiegel. “The celebrations are a direct result of our student’s behaviors and the wonderful habits they are showing in our school and classroom environments.”
According to Schmiegel, students can also benefit from their positive behavior throughout the year by earning points, which can be redeemed for small prizes at their school’s PBIS store.
Leighton School literacy specialist Amy Armet noted that there was a lot of positive behavior or displays of “PBIS-ish” behavior at the celebration.
“The lessons of respect, staying positive, sharing and self control were all areas that students were doing a great job with at the celebration,” said Armet. “The manners being displayed to teachers, the perseverance and help that was seen while ice skating, and the sharing and helpful behaviors, were definitely evident.”