Each month, McDowell Elementary School celebrates good behavior by holding a school-wide event for all students who have met their behavior goals.
The school-wide “Positive Behavior Support (PBIS)” is a pro-active approach based on a three-tiered model of prevention and intervention aimed at creating safe and effective schools.
Emphasis is placed on teaching and reinforcing important social skills and data based problem solving to address existing behavior concerns. PBIS is being implemented in thousands of schools across the country and has been demonstrated to reduce discipline problems and increase time for instruction.
This month's activity had the students playing bingo and loving it. The anticipation of who would be the next one to win and yell "BINGO" kept the room so quiet that you could have heard a pin drop.
The goal is to have every student make good decisions every day and participate in each month's fun activities.