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STCMS honored for work on positive school behaviors

posted Apr 28, 2016, 12:58 PM by Web Coordinator
Fifty-three schools were honored by the Iowa Department of Education Tuesday for their work implementing a process that promotes good behavior at school which, in turn, creates a more vibrant learning environment.

South Tama County Middle School was among the schools honored.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS, involves a series of processes that promote a school-wide culture of positive behavior. This is done through educating teachers on how to teach expected behaviors to their students. PBIS also consistently acknowledges good behavior as well as applies consequences for violations.

Data are used to assess problem areas and behaviors within each school, and strategies are developed to counter them.

Schools were honored by the Department for outstanding implementation of the systems and practices of PBIS.

Pictured are Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise along with STC 6th grade Language Arts teacher Laura Edwards and STC Middle School Counselor Scotti Hagensick.